XIMENES, VICENTE TREVIϑO . Vicente Trevifio Ximenes was born in Floresville, Texas, in 1919. As a bombardier, he flew fifty missions in the army air corps during World War II. In 1945, he mustered out of the army with the rank of major. After the war, Ximenes returned home and entered college. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in 1950 and a master's degree there in 1951. Ximenes joined the faculty there in 1951 and also established a local branch of the American G.I. Forum. In 1957-1958, he served as national president of the forum. During the early and mid-1960s, he worked for the Agency for International Development,* and in 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson* named Ximenes head of the Inter-Agency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs. He also served a term as a member of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission.
REFERENCE: " Vicente T. Ximenes--Educator, Economist," La Luz 6 ( August 1977).
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Publication information: Book title: Historical Dictionary of the 1960s. Contributors: James S. Olson - Editor, Samuel Freeman - AssociateEditor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 487.
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