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GARCIA, Robert, a Representative from New York; born in New York, Bronx County,
N.Y., January 9, 1933; attended the public schools; graduated from Haaren High
School, Bronx, 1950; attended City College of New York, 1957; Community College
of New York, 1957; RCA Institute, 1957; served in the United States Army during
the Korean War with the Third Infantry Division, 1950-1953; computer engineer,
1957-1965; served in the New York assembly, 1965-1966; New York senate,
1966-1978; deputy minority leader, 1975-1978; delegate to Democratic National
Convention, 1976; registered as a Democrat but elected as a Republican-Liberal
to the Ninety-fifth Congress, by special election, February 14, 1978, to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of Herman Badillo; resumed prior party
affiliation as a Democrat, effective February 21, 1978; reelected to the six
succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation January 7, 1990
(February 14, 1978-January 7, 1990); is a resident of Bronx, N.Y.
BibliographyRobert Garcia in
Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the
Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.