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Henry Cisneros

Henry Gabriel Cisneros is a politician and businessman. A Democrat, Cisneros served as the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. As HUD Secretary, Cisneros was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies that contributed to achieving the nation’s highest ever homeownership rate. In his role as the President’s chief representative to the nation’s cities, Cisneros personally worked in more than 200 U.S. cities in every one of the 50 states. Cisneros' decision to leave his Secretary position, and not serve a second term with Clinton, was overshadowed by controversy involving payments to his former mistress.
Prior to his cabinet position, Cisneros served four terms as the second Hispanic mayor of a United States city, (the first being Alfonso Cervantes of St. Louis, Missouri 1965–1973) his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. As mayor, Cisneros rebuilt the city's economic base, recruiting convention business, attracting high tech industries, increasing tourism and creating jobs in San Antonio. Before being elected mayor, he was elected to three terms in the San Antonio city council.
Throughout his career in politics and business, Cisneros has remained actively involved with creating housing and development to result in urban revitalization for this country’s large cities. Cisneros is also a diligent advocate for the Latino community. He has and continues to serve on corporate boards, as well as chairing and serving on several non-profit boards to promote Latinos and the immigrant population, in addition to furthering the efforts for fair housing policy. Cisneros has authored, edited and collaborated on several books, and is an in-demand public speaker.
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Is Julian Castro on the fast track to the Democratic ticket?
2014-07-03
And Castro's surrogates are hardly trying to lower expectations. Henry Cisneros, HUD secretary under President Bill Clinton -- and Castro's mentor -- has been prepping the mayor for his ascension to Washington, framing the former lawyer's ambitions in ...
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    Review Of 'Risky Business' - A Report From Bloomberg
    2014-06-28
    Members include Robert E. Rubin, former US Treasury Secretary; George P. Shultz, former US Secretary of State; Henry Cisneros, chair, CityView Capital, former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Gregory Page, executive chair of Cargill, Inc ...
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      Rising temperatures, seas seen costing US billions
      2014-06-27
      They include former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and Richard Rubin, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Secretary of State George Shultz and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros. Also on the ...
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        New Report Puts Price Tag on Climate Change in U.S.
        2014-06-26
        “It's important to look at these things and look at them from an economic perspective,” said Henry Cisneros, a Risk Committee member and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development. They found that the effects vary from region to region, with sea ...
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          Paulson, Bloomberg Agree Global Warming Is Risky Business
          2014-06-24
          ... included former treasury secretaries George Shultz and Robert Rubin, past Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, Cargill Inc. Executive Chairman Gregory Page and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros.
          (Businessweek)
          1. White House officials to meet with activist Tom Steyer on climate
          2. Risky Business Report Finds That US Regions And Business Sectors Face ...
          3. Reducing climate risks for coastal communities

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          Open Access
          2014-06-24
          The meeting will include former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, and Cargill Chief Executive Greg Page, who have worked together on a forthcoming “Risky Business report,” which ...
          (Washington Free Beacon)
          1. 'It stinks': Democrats criticize White House over meeting with billionaire Tom ...
          2. 'It Stinks': Even Democrats Criticize White House Over Meeting With ...

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          Castro seeks advice on confirmation hearing from man with familiar past
          2014-06-17
          Cisneros said it can be a very tense experience, and he would know, because former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros served as the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration in 1993. 21 years later, Mayor Julian ...
          (KENS 5 TV)
          1. Mayor Julian Castro is in DC

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          TEXAS VIEW: Castro could be good for HUD & the nation, if ...
          2014-05-26
          Like Henry Cisneros, who was selected by Clinton in 1993 as HUD secretary, three-term San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democratic Party who, if confirmed by the Senate, will be one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the federal ...
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          1. Obama Nominates Castro In Spite of Texas HUD Scandal
          2. Obama's pick of Castro could be very good for HUD and the nation, if �

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          Obama's pick of Castro could be very good for HUD and the nation, if …
          2014-05-26
          Like Henry Cisneros, who was selected by Clinton in 1993 as HUD secretary, three-term San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democratic Party who, if confirmed by the Senate, will be one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the federal ...
          (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
          1. Castro for HUD a winning strategy: Column

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