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Badillo, Herman

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Puerto Rican
Categories: Lawyers, Politician


1929 - Born on the 21st of August in Caguas, Puerto Rico.


1951 - Attended and earned a Bachelor's degree from the City College of New York.


1954 - Received an LLB. from Brooklyn Law School graduating first in his class.


1955 - Admitted to the New York State Bar.


1956 - Became a certified public accountant.


1960 - Badillo entered politics.


1962 - Appointed Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Relocation, the first Latino to hold such a high position in the city's government.


1970 - Elected to represent the 21st district of New York, an area that comprises parts of the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, in the U.S. Congress.


1971-1978 - Served in Congress, One of Badillo's major contributions as a Congressman was a 1974 bill that mandated bilingual education in schools with high numbers of students for whom English is not their primary language.


1978 - Resigned from Congress to take the position of Deputy Mayor of New York.


1990 - Formally joined the Republican Party and ran for mayor of New York City.


2005 - Became "of counsel" to the New York City law firm of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.





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