Raul H. Castro Named To NAU Hall of Fame
Class of 1939 Northern Arizona University grad, Governor Raul H. Castro was inducted into the NAU Hall of Fame 2011.
In honoring him, the school said, “He has served in both elected and non-elected public offices, including United States Ambassador and Governor of Arizona. He was the first Hispanic to be elected Governor of Arizona. Castro lived in his native Mexico until 1926, when he moved to the U.S. state of Arizona and later became a United States citizen. Through grueling physical labor and self-denial, he saved enough to enter Arizona State Teachers College (later Northern Arizona University) in Flagstaff, Ariz., from which he graduated in 1939. Governor Castro continues to mentor and teach elementary-aged children to reach beyond their current circumstances.”