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CRUZ, Rafael Edward (Ted)

1970–

Biography

CRUZ, Rafael Edward (Ted), a Senator from Texas; born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 22, 1970; graduated Princeton University, B.A., 1992; graduated Harvard University, J.D., 1995; law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice; director of the Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general of Texas 2003-2008; lawyer; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term commencing January 3, 2013; reelected in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cruz, Ted. A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. New York: Broadside Books, 2015.

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