Henry Cisneros, Politician

Henry Cisneros was elected as mayor of San Antonio on April 4, 1981, the first Hispanic mayor since Texas joined the US.  He earned a BA from Texas A&M University, an MA from Harvard University, and a Ph D in public administration from George Washington University.  In 1975, he was selected as a White House Fellow.   President Bill Clinton appointed him to the Cabinet level post of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1993.  Cisneros was later tarnished by a scandal involving payments to his mistress.  In 1997, Cisneros was named to lead Univision Communications, a leading Spanish language media company.

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