Rangel, Irma L.
1931 - 2003

Born: 5/15/1931 in Kingsville, Texas
Died: 3/18/2003
Ethnicity: Latin American Mexican American/Chicano
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
TX, South
Legal Education:
St. Mary's University School of Law, 1969
Other Education:
Texas A&M University (1952)
Positions During Her Career:
Law clerk for U.S. District Judge Adrian Spears (1969-1971)
Assistant district attorney in Texas (1971-1973)
Partner in a Kingsville law firm, Garcia & Rangel (1973-1993)
Part-time Robstown city attorney (1975-1977)
Member of the Texas House of Representatives (1976-2003)
Hispanic woman ever to be elected to the Texas State Legislature (1976)
Hispanic woman appointed Chair of the House Higher Education Committee (1995)
Received the Garcia Public Service Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (1993)
Inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame (1994)
Awarded the Latina Lawyer of the Year Award by the Hispanic National Bar Association (1998)
Received the American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award (1998)

Further Research Materials

Irma Rangel (1931-2003)
Irma Rangel (1931-2003), American Bar Association, available at: http://www.abanet.org/publiced/rbir.html
The Honorable Irma Rangel
The Honorable Irma Rangel, Hispanic Journal, available at: http://web.archive.org/web/20011124091420/http:/www.hispanicjournal.com/legislature/Irma_Rangel.html
Irma L. Rangel
Irma L. Rangel, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, available at: http://www.twu.edu/twhf/tw-rangel.asp
Irma Lerma Rangel Collection
Irma Lerma Rangel Collection: 1976-2003, Texas A&M University, available at: http://archives.tamuk.edu/Truan%20and%20Rangel%20Collections/irma_lerma_rangel_collection.htm


Student Papers:
Irma Rangel
Giovanola, Anouck, 2005