Former Mayor Raymond L. Telles Sr. has died

POSTED: 02:37 PM MDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 09:45 PM MST Jan 14, 2014 
EL PASO, Texas -

Former El Paso Mayor Raymond L. Telles Sr. has died, a close family member told ABC-7 Friday afternoon. He was 97 years old.

Telles was El Paso's first Hispanic mayor. He served from April 1957 to April 1961.

He was also the first Hispanic to become mayor of a major U.S. city.

Later, President John F. Kennedy appointed Telles the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica.

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