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Henry Cuellar- Bio, Family, Education and More

Henry Cuellar was born on September 19, 1955, is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Texas’s 28th congressional district since 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is considered one of the most conservative representatives in the Democratic Meetings. Cuellar has served 14 years in the Texas House of Representatives before a brief period as Texas Secretary of State in 2001. Unfortunately, he lost the election to the U.S.House of Representatives in 2002 but was re-elected in 2004. His district extended from Rio From the Rio Grande to San Antonio’s Suburbs.


This time around, two Democrats, Jessica Cisneros and Tannya Benavides, are pushing to unseat their nine-term incumbent, Henry Cuellar
He is the last Democrat to have held statewide office in Texas.

Early life and Education of Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

Cuellar was born in Laredo, the country seat of Webb County in South Texas, where he spent half of his life.

His parents Martin Siller Sr.(1926-2019), and Odilia Perez(1928-2015), a native of Zapata, Texas, were Mexican-American and travelled to Idaho each year doing migrant labour until they found work as a gardener and ranch manager. Cuellar’s had eight children; they used to live on Reynolds Street in the Las Lomas. His parents were not much educated.

Henry Cuellar was the oldest of his siblings.

Cuellar attended Buenos Aires Elementary School, where he became an enthusiastic reader and graduated in 1973 from J. W. Nixon High School.

He got an associate of arts degree from Laredo Community College and also taught courses in government. He then attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in foreign service with distinction. He also holds a master’s degree in international trade from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, and did Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin.

Career in Politics 

Cuellar was a member of Texas. House of Representatives from 1987 to 2001. During his tenure of 14 years as a state representative, he served as a state representative, served in leadership positions on the house appropriations, Higher Education and Calendar committees. He also served on several national legislative committees dealing with the state budget, the U.S.- Mexico border and international trade.

In 2001, Governor Rick Perry appointed Cuellar to be secretary of State of Texas. He served in the office for just over nine months after which Geoff Conner held the position. Cuellar is the last Democrat to have served as secretary of State of Texas. He also fought many elections.

Henry’s Twitter account is Rep.Henry Cuellar (@RepCuellar)/Twitter

Personal Life

Henry Cuellar family

Politician Henry Cuellar is married to Imelda Cuellar. According to references, they knot the time on June 26, 1992.

They have two daughters. The first one is Catherine Ann and the second one is Christina Alexandra Cuellar.

Catherine is the youngest daughter. Christina graduated from Texas A&M International University with a master’s degree in May 2021.


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