Maldonado, Jose 1904-2004


Maldonado, Jose 1904-2004


Bio: Jose Maldonado (b. March 19, 1904, San Luis Potosi, Mexico-d. July 16, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia), physician. He moved with his family to Texas in 1914, and later enrolled as a boarding student at the high school of the University of Dubuque in Iowa. He attended Northwestern University at Evanston and Northwestern Medical School, graduating in 1931. Maldonado moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1935 where he practiced medicine. He served as president of LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens, in 1947 and worked on Lyndon Johnson’s 1948 Senate and presidential campaigns, including the Viva Johnson campaign. Maldonado served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He married Rafaela Hinojosa in 1934; they have one son. Maldonado is interred in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


LBJ Connection: Campaign worker for LBJ's 1948, 1960, and 1964 campaigns