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Clotilde P. Garcia

Cgarcia imageClotilde P. Garcia

Health Professions

Inducted 1984

Dr. Clotilde Garcia of Corpus Christi is one of the first Mexican-American women in Texas to enter the medical profession. She received her bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas School of Medicine in Galveston.

She served as regent of Del Mar College (1960-1982) and on the Executive Committee of Nueces County Antipoverty Program (1970-1973).

Since 1960 Dr. Garcia has worked with 29 civic and charitable organizations involved in education, historic preservation and emergency food, health and jobs programs. She received the Community Leader of America Award in 1969 and the Outstanding Citizenís Award given by the American G.I. Forum of Texas in 1972.

She wrote and published five books on Hispanic history.

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