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Paul Garza, Jr

33rd president - elected at the 1970 convention held in Denver, Colorado. Served one term.

Garza, graduated form Texas A&M University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and then attended the Texas Traffic Institute in 1956. He is a registered professional engineer.

Positions that he has held and honors received,

  • Assistant Traffic Engineer in Waco
  • Director of Urban Renewal in Laredo
  • Director of Planning and Public Works in Laredo
  • Technical Advisor and Acting Director of the City of Laredo Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Self-employed consultant in urban affairs
  • Engineer of the Year of the Gateway Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (1965)
  • A finalist in the 1965 White House Fellows Program
  • Listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • Past President of Laredo LULAC Council #12 (1963-65)
  • Chairman of the technical committee of the Laredo Urban Transportation Study
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Board of Director of the LULAC Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Tesoro Savings and Loan Association of Laredo
  • Member of the Board of Director of the Webb County Chapter of the March of Dimes
  • Member of the Texas and National Societies of Professional Engineers
  • President, Vice President and State Director of the Gateway Chapter
  • Member of the Texas Employment Commission for the Development of the Manpower Plan for the State of Texas.

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