Héctor Pérez García

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Birthday
17, 1914
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jul 26, 1996 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1914
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jul 26, 1996 (82)

About

Mexican American physician who founded the American G.I. Forum in 1947. He was also the alternate ambassador to the U.N. in 1967 worked for the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Before Fame

He hitchhiked thirty miles every day to go to junior college.

Trivia

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1984

Family Life

He was the child of Jose and Faustina Garcia.

Associated With

He was given the honor of being named to the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II.