Happy Birthday to Herman Badillo

Happy Birthday to Herman Badillo, born on August 21, 1929.  Badillo is the first Puerto Rican born citizen to represent a district in the US Congress.   After the death of both of his parents, he moved from Puerto Rico to New York City at age 11 to live with his aunt.  He earned a BA from City College of New York and law degree from Brooklyn Law School.  Badillo was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1970 by 84% of the vote.  He was reelected three times with an impressive margin.  In Congress, he served on the Committees for Education and Labor, Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee, and Small Business.