Richard Chavez

Family Member

Birthday November 12, 1929

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Yuma, AZ

DEATH DATE Jul 27, 2011 (81)

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Younger brother Cesar Chavez who followed him into organizing labor.

Before Fame

He worked on the family farm in Arizona and then went into carpentry before joining his brother in the United Farm Workers union.


Where his brother organized the farm workers of California into a union, he made them into a political force.

Family Life

He had four children with fellow labor leader, Dolores Huerto.

Associated With

He visited President Barack Obama in the White House on Cesar Chavez Day.