Personal Profile


Full Name Henry Cuellar
Age 62
Race Hispanic
Education A.A., Political Science, Laredo Community College, 1976; B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1978; J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1981; M.B.A., International Trade, Texas A&M University, 1982; Ph.D., Government, University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Imelda

Henry Cuellar is the U.S. Representative for Texas’ 28th District. He was took office in 2005.

Cuellar serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He is the Chairman on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness & Response.

Cuellar served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1987-2001, at which point he was named Texas Secretary of State. Cuellar has also run his own law firm and been an Adjunct Professor for International Commercial Law at Texas A&M International University.

He was born and raised in Laredo. He earned a B.A. from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in International Trade at TAMIU, and a law degree and Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, reside in Laredo. They have two daughters.