Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ORTIZ, Solomon P. (1937-)

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.

Texas A&M University?Corpus Christi
Special Collections and Archives Department
Corpus Christi, TX
Papers: The papers of former Congressman Solomon Ortiz are not yet available for research.

Texas Woman's University
Woman's Collection
Denton, TX
Papers: In the Hilda Tagle Papers, 1946-2003, 19 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Solomon Ortiz.


University of Texas, Arlington
Special Collections Library
Arlington, TX
Oral history: In the Oral History Interview with Ruben Bonilla, Jr., 1996, 1 videocassette.
Subjects covered include Solomon Ortiz.

Oral history: In the Oral History Interview with Lorenzo Rojas, 1998, 1 videocassette.
Subjects covered include Solomon Ortiz.


University of Texas, Austin
Benson Latin American Collection
Austin, TX
Papers: In the Filemon Bartolome Vela Papers, 1952-2004, 20.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Solomon Ortiz.

  • Ortiz, Solomon P. "America's Third World: Colonias." State Government News 32 (January 1989): 20-22.
  • "Solomon P. Ortiz" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.