Happy Birthday to Frank Tejeda

US Marine Corps veteran and Congressman Frank Tejeda was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 2, 1945. After serving in the Marines and being wounded in action in the Vietnam War, Tejeda returned to school to earn a BA from St. Mary’s University, law degrees from the University of California and Yale, and an MA from Harvard’s Kennedy School.  He served in the Texas House of Representatives, and was elected to the US Congress in 1992.  In Congress, he worked to improve services for veterans and furthering rights for minorities, before his early death at age 51.

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