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List of Hispanic and Latino Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


This is a list of notable Hispanic and Latino Americans: citizens or residents of the United States with origins in Hispanic America or Spain.[1] The following groups are officially designated as "Spanish/Hispanic/Latino":[2] Mexican American, (Stateside) Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, Costa Rican American, Guatemalan American, Honduran American, Nicaraguan American, Panamanian American, Salvadoran American, Argentine American, Bolivian American, Chilean American, Colombian American, Ecuadorian American, Paraguayan American, Peruvian American, Spanish American, Uruguayan American, and Venezuelan American. However, Hispanic or Latino people can have any ancestry.

Arts

Dance

Actors

Cartoonists and animators

Directors, screenwriters and producers

Visual arts

Music

See Latin music in the United States

Alphabetized by surname

Groups

Reality show stars

Fashion

Business

Civil activists

Education

Religion

Architects

  • Monica Ponce de Leon – first Hispanic architect to receive the National Design Award in Architecture from the Smithsonian; has received over 12 Progressive Architecture Awards and the Design Award Medal from the Academy of Arts and Letters; first Hispanic dean at the University of Michigan
  • Joseph Phillip Martinez was the first Mexican-American in the 20th century to receive a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University. He was the founding Dean at The New School of Architecture; he previously taught at UC Berkeley. His broad professional practice has garnered various awards including a National AIA Presidential Award, Normal Heights Restoration Plan, and a National AIA Citation, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School. He was named by the National Association of Land Grant Universities and Colleges as Alumni of the Century for the University of California San Diego—only other Mexican-American honored was Henry Cisneros from Texas A&M University. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from California Rural Legal Assistance; moreover, he was honored by Barrio Station with a Lifetime Achievement Award. For more than 40 years his Eclectic Design Methodology has resulted in a portfolio of unique works of Architecture, he is the “Father of Chicano Architecture”. In addition to professional practice, he is a staff writer for ByDesign E-magazine via UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.

Sports

Baseball

Basketball

[11]

Boxing

American Football

Golf

Martial artists

Football

Wrestlers

Other sports

Politics

  • Ted Cruz – United States Senator representing Texas and first Hispanic American to hold that position
Thomas Perez
Thomas Perez
Adriano Espaillat
Adriano Espaillat
Geovanny Vicente, political strategist and columnist for CNN.
Geovanny Vicente, political strategist and columnist for CNN.

Models

Scientists

Journalism

Literature

United States Armed Forces

  • Domingo Arroyo, Jr. (1971–1993) – U.S. Marine; first Puerto Rican and American serviceman killed in Operation Restore Hope during the Somalian Civil War; his family moved to the US when he was 14, seeking better living conditions
  • Joseph B. Avilés (1897–1990) – served in the U.S. Navy and later in the Coast Guard; in 1925, became the first Hispanic Chief Petty Officer in the US Coast Guard; Puerto Rican, lived in Maryland[33]
  • Rafael Celestino Benítez (1917–1999) – highly decorated submarine commander who led the rescue effort of the crew members of the USS Cochino during the Cold War
  • José M. Cabanillas (1901–1979) – Puerto Rican executive Officer of the USS Texas, which participated in the invasions of North Africa and the Battle of Normandy (D-Day) during World War II; died in Virginia
  • Iván Castro – U.S. Army officer who has continued serving on active duty in the Special Forces despite losing his eyesight; parents are Puerto Rican[34]
  • Richard Carmona – American physician and public health administrator[35]
  • Adolfo Fernández Cavada, captain in the Union Army during the American Civil War who later served as Commander-in-Chief of the Cinco Villas during Cuba's Ten Year War
  • Federico Fernández Cavada, colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War and later Commander-in-Chief of all the Cuban forces during Cuba's Ten Year War
  • Mercedes O. Cubria, lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army; first Cuban-born female officer in the US Army[36]
  • Julius Peter Garesché, lieutenant colonel in the Union Army who served as Chief of Staff, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans
  • Ambrosio José Gonzales, colonel in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War
  • José Manuel Hernández – popular Venezuelan caudillo, army general, congressman, presidential candidate and cabinet member who was also involved in numerous insurrections. Lived in exile in US from 1911 to his death in 1921
  • Narciso López – Venezuelan soldier and adventurer, known for four filibuster expeditions aimed at liberating Cuba from Spain in the 1850s
  • Carmen Contreras-Bozak (born 1919) – first Hispanic to serve in the U.S. Women's Army Corps, where she served as an interpreter and in numerous administrative positions; Puerto Rican; lives in Tampa, Florida[37]
  • Linda García Cubero – former U.S. Air Force officer; of Mexican-American-Puerto Rican descent
  • Rubén A. Cubero – highly decorated member of the U.S. Air Force; first Hispanic graduate of the US Air Force Academy to be named Dean of the Faculty of the academy; parents were Puerto Rican[38]
  • Alberto Díaz, Jr. – first Hispanic Director of the San Diego Naval District and Balboa Naval Hospital; Puerto Rican born and raised
  • Rafael O'Ferrall – United States Army officer; first Hispanic of Puerto Rican descent to become the Deputy Commanding General for the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Salvador E. Felices (1923–1987) – first Puerto Rican to reach the rank of major general (two-star) in the U.S. Air Force; died in Florida
  • Diego E. Hernández – retired US Navy officer; first Hispanic to be named Vice Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command; Puerto Rican resident of Miami
  • Lester Martínez López, MD, MPH (born 1955) – first Hispanic to head the Army Medical and Research Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland
  • Carlos Lozada (1946–1967) – member of the U.S. Army; one of five Puerto Ricans who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for their actions in combat; Puerto Rican born, raised in New York City
  • Ángel Méndez (1946–1967) – U.S. Marine, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross
  • Virgil Rasmuss Miller (1900–1968) – U.S. Army officer who served as Regimental Commander of the 442d Regimental Combat Team, a unit composed of "Nisei" (second generation Americans of Japanese descent), during World War II[39]
  • Héctor Andrés Negroni – Puerto Rican historian, senior aerospace defense executive, author; first Puerto Rican graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; lives in Vienna, Virginia[40]
  • Antonia Novello – Puerto Rican physician and public health administrator; US Surgeon General
  • María Inés Ortiz (1967–2007) – first American nurse to die in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom; first Army nurse to die in combat since the Vietnam War; parents were Puerto Rican
  • Evelio Otero, Jr. – former officer in the U.S. Air Force who led the establishment of the first ever US Central Command Headquarters in Qatar

See also

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