kids encyclopedia robot

Mel Martinez facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Mel Martinez
Mel Martinez.jpg
United States Senator
from Florida
In office
January 3, 2005 – September 9, 2009
Preceded by Bob Graham
Succeeded by George LeMieux
12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
January 24, 2001 – December 13, 2003
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Andrew Cuomo
Succeeded by Alphonso Jackson
Personal details
Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz

(1946-10-23)October 23, 1946
Sagua La Grande, Cuba
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kitty Martínez
Children Lauren Martínez
John Martínez
Andrew Martínez
Alma mater Florida State University
Profession Lawyer

Mel Martinez (born October 23, 1946) is an American politician. He represented Florida in the United States Senate from 2005 until 2009. He was the 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He is a Republican.

Martinez was born on October 23, 1946 in Sagua La Grande, Cuba. He graduated from Florida State University. He is married to Kitty Martínez. They have three children.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Mel Martinez Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.