Bio: Raymond L. Telles (b. September 15, 1915, El Paso, Texas-d. March 8, 2013, Sherman Oaks, California), served as the mayor of El Paso, Texas from 1957-1961, the first Mexican-American to serve as mayor in a major U.S. city. He was also the first Hispanic appointed as a U.S. ambassador and served on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
L-R: Ambassador to Mexico Raymond Telles and Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Meeting, Oval Office, White House, Washington DC, 4/11/1968. Photo # a6087-3 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: Mayor of El Paso, Texas, 1957-1961; Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1961-1967
Telles, Raymond Lopez, 1915-2013,
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