Hector P. Garcia Advisor Advisor to Presidents Advisor to Presidents Hector P. Garcia: A Texas Legend Dr. Garcia with John F. Kennedy President John F. Kennedy asked Dr. Garcia to negotiate a defense treaty between the United States and the Federations of the West Indies. Dr. Garcia with Lyndon B. Johnson holding Among the Valiant In 1968. President Johnson made Dr. Garcia the first Mexican-American to serve on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Garcia with the Carters Dr. Garcia was influential throughout his life. He was appointed by President Carter as a member of the U.S. Circuit Judge Nominating Commission for the Western Fifth Circuit Panel.