Lena Guerrero

Born Nov 27, 1957

Lena Guerrero Aguirre, known as Lena Guerrero, was the first woman and the first person of ethnic minority background to have served on the Texas Railroad Commission, an elected body which currently regulates the oil and natural gas industry. In 1992, her once promising political career ended over a falsified résumé. Sixteen years later, she died of brain cancer at the age of fifty.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on November 27, 1957.


1977 19 Years Old In the race for Railroad Commissioner, Guerrero had expected to face Carole Rylander, then a Democrat Guerrero had supported in the successful nonpartisan race for mayor of Austin in 1977. … Read More


1979 21 Years Old …  At the age of twenty-one in 1979, she was elected president of the Young Democrats of Texas.
1984 26 Years Old In 1984, at the age of twenty-five, she became the second female Hispanic to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives. … Read More


1989 31 Years Old In 1989, Guerrero was named among the "Top 10" legislators by Texas Monthly magazine. … Read More
1991 33 Years Old In 1991, Governor Ann W. Richards, a fellow Democrat, appointed Guerrero to fill a vacancy on the three-member Railroad Commission. … Read More
1992 34 Years Old In 1992, Guerrero faced voters in her bid for a six-year term on the Railroad Commission. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old In a 1998 interview with the Houston Chronicle, Guerrero reflected that she had mishandled her resignation from the Railroad Commission. "... if you can't learn and go on and you dwell too much in the past, then you're really wasting your present."
2000 42 Years Old She resigned two months short of her being able to enter the State's health insurance program, which worked against her financially when she was stricken in 2000 with two malignant brain tumors. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old Though a staunch Democrat, Guerrero endorsed the reelection in 2006 of Republican Governor Rick Perry; the two had a friendship that began in 1985 when both were freshmen Democratic legislators. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old Died on April 24, 2008.
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