ORTIZ, SOLOMON P., a Representative from Texas; born in Robstown, Nueces County, Tex.,
June 3, 1937; attended Robstown High School, Robstown, Tex.; attended Del Mar
College, Corpus Christi, Tex., 1965-1967; United States Army, 1960-1962;
insurance agent; Nueces County, Tex., constable, 1965-1968; Nueces County,
Tex., commissioner, 1969-1976; Nueces County, Tex., sheriff, 1976-1982; elected
as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1983-January 3, 2011); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the
One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.