Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 16, 1974
Julián Castro is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, from June 1, 2009 to July 22, 2014, and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from July 28, 2014 to January 20, 2017.
Julián is the son of Maria Del Rosario Castro and Jessie Guzman. His identical twin brother is politician Joaquín Castro. He is married to school teacher Erica Lira, with whom he has two children.
Julián’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Manuela Castro (the daughter of Victoriano Castro and Anastacia Alvarado). Victoria was born in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico.
Sources: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Julián’s family history – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Genealogy of Julián Castro (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Photo By United States Department of Housing and Urban Development – United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34362843