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1959
Gabe Lozano, First Mexican American Mayor

The son of a pioneer merchant, Gabe Lozano was the first Mexican American Mayor of Corpus Christi, appointed first to Mayor Pro-Tem, then Mayor, when the previous two Mayors resigned to run for District Judge and Congress, respectively. First elected to the City Council in 1959, Lozano served seven terms. Following in his father's footsteps as a civic leader, Lozano was president of LULAC, Parks Commissioner, and a member of the Human Relations Committee. He was also a member of numerous community organizations and served as Director on the American Red Cross disaster committee and the Corpus Christi Chamber
of Commerce.

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