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Prisedent Clinton called Dr. Garcia "a national hero."President Clinton, who became acquainted with Dr. Garcia while registering voters in the Rio Grand Valley in 1972, called him "a national hero." Dr. Garcia fought for half a century for civil and educational rights of  Mexican-Americans. Dr. Garcia is survived by his wife, Wanda; three daughters, Wanda, Cecilia and Susan; two brothers, Dr. C.P. Garcia of San Antonio, Dr. Xico Garcia of Corups Christi; three sisters, Dr. Cleotilde Garcia and Dr. Dalia Garcia, both of Corpus Christi, and Emilia Garcia Garza of Matamoros, Mexico. A son, Hector Jr., died in 1962 at the age of 13.




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