Former Rep. Charles Gonzalez

Democrat  •  Texas 7 Terms  •  Sworn In 1999
Last Term 2011 - 2013 View All


Gonzalez was born in San Antonio on May 5, 1945. His father, Henry B. Gonzalez, represented the 20th from 1961 until his son took over in 1999. Between them, the father and son have served 44 consecutive years in Congress as of 2005. Charlie received his bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, and then later earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio in 1972.

Gonzalez served as a Technical Sergeant in the Texas Air National Guard from 1969 until 1975. He then began practicing law until 1982 when he served first as a municipal court judge, then later as a judge in county and then district court, both of which are elected positions. Read More...

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