Lauro Cavazos

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Lauro F. Cavazos, Jr.
Official photograph of Cavazos
4th United States Secretary of Education
In office
September 20, 1988 – December 12, 1990
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Bennett
Succeeded byLamar Alexander
Personal details
Born (1927-01-04) January 4, 1927 (age 94)
near Kingsville, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Peggy Ann Cavazos (née Murdock)
Alma materTexas Tech University
Iowa State University

Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (born January 4, 1927) is an American politician. He served as Secretary of Education from 1988 to 1990. He was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States Cabinet.

Cavazos was born in Kingsville, Texas. He is of Mexican descent.

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