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Solomon P. ORTIZ

(1938- )

ORTIZ, Solomon P., a Representative from Texas; born in Robstown, Nueces County, Tex., June 3, 1938; attended Robstown High School, Robstown, Tex.; attended Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Tex., 1965-1967; United States Army, 1960-1962; insurance agent; Nueces County, Tex., constable, 1965-1968; Nueces County, Tex., commissioner, 1969-1976; Nueces County, Tex., sheriff, 1976-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2011); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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