Committee on House Administration Releases Hispanic American in Congress, 1822-2012 as eBook
Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 Congressional Publication Now Available as an eBook
The publication Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012, is now available as an eBook. Under the guidance of the Committee, the Office of the Historian and Office of the Clerk worked closely with the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to make this publication available for free download in electronic formats.
The free ePub and Mobi versions are accessible at GPO’s website. The Office of the Historian has also produced an up-to-date web exhibition. Additionally, the Committee will be distributing one physical copy of the publication to each new Member Office, as Members of the 113th Congress received their copies in April 2014.
By way of background, the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk produced the historical reference publication by direction of the 107th Congress. The volume chronicles the personal lives and public careers of the ninety-one Hispanic Americans who served in the Congress beginning with Delegate Joseph Marion Hernández from Florida in 1822 through the 112th Congress. It features biographical profiles, rare historical images, contextual essays, and comprehensive statistical information, charts, and appendices. This edition offers a unique perspective for all Members and staff, as well as students, researchers, and others interested in learning about the Hispanic-American lawmakers who have helped shape national policy through their service in the U.S. Congress over the course of nearly two centuries.