A List of Famous Hispanic Scholars, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.
Felipe de Ortego y Gasca Age 93 from Blue Island, Illinois
Alicia Gaspar de Alba Age 60 from El Paso, Texas
Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, cultural critic, novelist, and poet whose works include historical novels and scholarly studies on Chicana/o art, culture and sexuality.
Lauro Cavazos Age 92 from Kingsville, Texas, United States of America
Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (born January 4, 1927) is an American educator and politician. He served as the US Secretary of Education, and was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States
Roberta Fernández is a Tejana novelist, scholar, critic and arts advocate. She is known for her novel Intaglio, and for her work editing several award-winning women writers. She was a ...more
J. Michael Ortiz
J. Michael Ortiz is an American educator and the 5th president of Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to this appointment on August 1, 2003 Ortiz was professor of education at Appalachian State University ...more
Ervin Wilson (June 11, 1928 – December 8, 2016) was a Mexican/American (dual citizen) music theorist.
Mariano Velazquez de la Cadena
Mariano Velázquez (June 28, 1778 – February 19, 1860), (full name Mariano Velázquez de la Cadena) was an accomplished Mexican grammarian, scholar, and author in the 19th century. ...more
José B. Cuéllar is a professor of Chicano Studies at San Francisco State University. As a saxophone player, he is "Dr. Loco", a nickname given to him by one of his ...more
Dr. Julian Samora