A Kineño’s Journey


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A Kineño’s Journey: On Family, Learning, and Public Service (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest)

On September 20, 1988, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Lauro F. Cavazos as the fourth Secretary of Education in President Ronald Reagan’s administration. A sixth-generation Texan and Kineño–a descendant of Mexican citizens who accepted work on Texas’s King Ranch in the 19th century–Cavazos was the first Hispanic appointed to a position in an American Presidential Cabinet. The story of Cavazos’s journey leading up to his cabinet appointment is a portrait of a life devoted to the principles of education.

Published by Texas Tech University Press. 2016. Hardcover. By Lauro F. Cavazos, with Gene B. Preuss.


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