CRUZ, Rafael Edward (Ted) (1970-)

CRUZ, RAFAEL EDWARD (TED), a Senator from Texas; born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 22, 1970; graduated Princeton University, B.A., 1992; graduated Harvard University, J.D., 1995; law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice; director of the Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general of Texas 2003-2008; lawyer; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term commencing January 3, 2013; reelected in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

  • Cruz, Ted. A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. New York: Broadside Books, 2015.