Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 (Paperback)

Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 By Matthew Wasniewski (Editor), Albin Kowalewski (Consultant editor), Laura Turner-O'Hara (Consultant editor), Terrance Rucker (Consultant editor), U.S. House of Representatives Cover Image

Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 (Paperback)

By Matthew Wasniewski (Editor), Albin Kowalewski (Consultant editor), Laura Turner-O'Hara (Consultant editor), Terrance Rucker (Consultant editor), U.S. House of Representatives

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Updated through 2012, Hispanic Americans in Congress 1822–2012 is written for a general audience and researched using primary and secondary sources, this book contains a profile of every Hispanic American who has served in Congress. Former Member profiles are introduced by contextual essays that present major events in congressional and U.S. history. Additional artifacts, lesson plans, and interactive features are available on the book’s companion online exhibition located on the History, Art & Archives website for the U.S. House of Representatives at http://history.house.gov.

Hispanic Americans in Congress also includes:

  • Pictures—including rarely seen historical images—of each Hispanic American who has served in Congress
  • Bibliographies and references to manuscript collections for each Member
  • Statistical graphs and charts
  • Appendices with Hispanic Members’ committee assignments; committee and subcommittee chairmen and chairwomen; Hispanic Americans in Congress by state and territory; and Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Conference chairmen and chairwomen
  • A comprehensive index

Middle school through post-secondary school libraries should have this resource available to students as a reference for research term papers about Hispanic leaders in the US Congress.  Public libraries and political organizations may also want to have this comprehensive Member resource available for patrons.


Researched and written by the Office of the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822–2012 is the third of four congressionally mandated volumes about women and minorities who have served in Congress. The first two volumes were Women in Congress, 1917–2006 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006), and Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2007). 

Product Details ISBN: 9780160920288
ISBN-10: 0160920280
Publisher: Joint Committee on Printing
Publication Date: April 15th, 2014
Pages: 764
Language: English