Lauro Fred Cavazos, US Secretary of Education

On September 20, 1988, Lauro Fred Cavazos was sworn in as Secretary of Education in President Ronald Reagan’s Administration.  Cavazos was the first Hispanic to serve in the US Cabinet.  Cavazos is a sixth-generation Texan born in Kingsville, Texas. Cavazos’ father strongly encouraged his education, and after he served in World War II, Cavazos earned a BA and MS from Texas Tech University and later a medical degree from Iowa State University.  In 1980, he was appointed as President of Texas Tech University and its Health Science Center.  After serving as Secretary of Education, he returned to teach at Tufts University.

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