Ramisa, Joshua, Edgar, Patrick, Jaliyah
James Baker, III was a noted political advisor to both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He became involved in politics through his friendship with George H.W. Bush while they were both living in Houston. Bush encouraged him to get involved as a way to help with the grief he was suffering due to the death of his first wife. In both administrations his conservative views influenced the policies of the two presidents. In 1991 Baker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his service.
James A. Baker
Lawrence Sullivan “Sul” Ross was born in 1838. He became a soldier, statesman, and university president. Reared in Waco, a city founded by his family, he became a Texas Ranger and spent time fighting the hostile Comanche Indians. he rescued Cynthia Ann Parker who had been kidnapped as a child by the Indians. When Texas seceded from the United States, Ross joined the Confederate army and became a Brigadier General in 1864. After the war, he helped write the document that governs Texas today, the Constitution of 1876. In 1887, he became the 19th Governor of Texas.
In 1957, when Raymond Telles was elected mayor of El Paso, he became the first Hispanic mayor of a major city in the United States. He also served in the US Air Force for 34 years retiring as a Colonel. During his military career, he served as a military aide to both President Truman and President Eisenhower. In 1961 he was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica by Presi Mr. Telles died in 1998 after a long life dedicated to public service.
Raymond L. Telles