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Edna Cisneros
Texas’ first Hispanic female lawyer

Edna Cisneros

Edna Cisneros
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Intro Texas’ first Hispanic female lawyer
A.K.A. Edna Cisneros Carroll
Was Lawyer
From United States of America
Field Law
Gender female
Birth 1930
Death 2013 (aged 83 years)
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Edna Cisneros (later Edna Cisneros Carroll; 1930-2013) was Texas’ first Hispanic female lawyer.

Cisneros was born on February 2, 1930 in Raymondville, Texas to grocer Manuel Cisneros and Benita de la Garza. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (1952) from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Laws (1955) upon attending the university’s law school. In 1955, she became the first Hispanic female admitted to practice law in Texas. Her sister Diana Cisneros Klefisch also became an attorney the following year. Cisneros initially joined a criminal law firm before launching a successful campaign in 1956 to become the District Attorney of Willacy County (a position that she held for approximately thirty years). Thus, Cisneros achieved another historical feat by becoming the first Hispanic female to serve as a district attorney in Texas. Since Diana also became a prosecutor, there was various cases in which the sisters represented opposing sides. In 1959, Cisneros married Charles Ernest Carroll. She died on July 26, 2013 in Harlingen, Texas.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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