Carlos Cristian Cadena

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Birthday
11, 1917
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jan 11, 2001 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1917
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jan 11, 2001 (83)

About

Mexican American civil rights activist, judge, and lawyer who notably worked on the landmark case Hernandez v. Texas, where he argued against the exclusion of Hispanics from jury duty in front of the US Supreme Court.

Before Fame

He earned his LL.B. degree from the University of Texas Law School, where he served as editor of the Texas Law Review, in 1940

Trivia

He was the first Mexican American to become an associate justice on the 4th Court of Appeals and was later named the Court's chief justice in 1977.

Family Life

He had six siblings, and was married to Gloria Villa Galvan. Eight of the nine children he raised with her were from her previous marriage.

Associated With

During the case Hernandez v. Texas he was on the same legal team as James DeAnda.