Tribpedia: Irma Rangel

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Irma Rangel (1931-2003) was the first Mexican American woman to serve in the Texas Legislature and credited with helping pass the top 10 percent rule, aimed at increasing minority enrollment at Texas public universities.

Rangel was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1976 and served her South Texas district for 26 years. She was the first and ...

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