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  Castro, Raul H.
<-  2010-04-30  
NameRaul H. Castro
Nogales, Arizona , United States
Born June 12, 1916
DiedApril 10, 2015 (98 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedRP
Apr 10, 2015 02:13pm
Tags Hispanic - Catholic -
InfoArizona Governor, 1975-1977.

Ambassador to El Salvador, Colombia, and Argentina.

RAUL H. CASTRO was born June 12, 1916, in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Early in his life, the family moved to the United States, settling in Pirtleville, near Douglas, Arizona. Castro became a naturalized American citizen in 1939. He received a B.A. degree (teaching) from Northern Arizona University in 1939, served as an official with the U.S. Foreign Service in the 1940s and earned a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona in 1949. After graduation, he practiced law for five years. From 1955 to 1959, Castro was Pima County attorney. From 1959 to 1964, he served as a judge of the Pima County Superior Court. President Johnson appointed Castro as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador from 1964 to 1968, and he served as ambassador to Bolivia from 1968 to 1969. He made history in 1974, when he won election as governor, becoming the first Mexican-American to be elected Governor of Arizona. After completing two years of his four-year term as governor, Castro was tapped by President Jimmy Carter to be ambassador to Argentina from 1977 to 1980.




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Importance? 8.00000 Average

Wife Patricia Steiner Castro 00, 0000-

  09/15/1977 US Ambassador to Argentina Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 AZ Governor Won 50.41% (+0.85%)
  09/10/1974 AZ Governor - D Primary Won 67.21% (+48.99%)
  11/03/1970 AZ Governor Lost 49.11% (-1.78%)
  09/08/1970 AZ Governor - D Primary Won 51.99% (+26.59%)
  08/01/1968 US Ambassador to Bolivia Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/03/1964 US Ambassador to El Salvador Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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