An Evening with Secretary Julián Castro

Sep 09, 2015

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On Sept. 9, 2015, fifty years to the day of LBJ's signing of the bill that established the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), current Secretary Julián Castro joined Friends of the LBJ Library members for their An Evening with Speaker Series.

On Sept. 9, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, establishing HUD as a cabinet-level agency. As Secretary Julián Castro has said, "HUD’s mission is about more than bricks and mortar. Where people live shapes how they live – the jobs available to them, the health outcomes they experience, the educational opportunities their children receive, the transportation options they can access, and the overall quality-of-life they enjoy." Learn more about the history of HUD through our media kit.

Before his appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Castro served three terms as Mayor of San Antonio and eight years on the San Antonio City Council. He rose to national prominence when he offered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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Interested in learning more? Annual members of the Friends of the LBJ Library at the Individual level ($80) and above receive invitations and admission to our renowned speaker series, An Evening With, among other benefits. Learn more about membership levels and benefits.

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