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|United States Senator
January 3, 2005 – September 9, 2009
|Preceded by||Bob Graham|
|Succeeded by||George LeMieux|
|12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
January 24, 2001 – December 13, 2003
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Andrew Cuomo|
|Succeeded by||Alphonso Jackson|
Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz
October 23, 1946
Sagua La Grande, Cuba
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
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.
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