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Tirso del Junco

Tirso del Junco M.D., born in Havana, Cuba, resided in United States since 1949, married to a native Californian of Mexican American heritage, they have four children. He is a General Surgeon, Diplomat American Board of surgery, Fellow American College of Surgeons. Graduate from the University of Havana medical school. Former president of the medical staff of Queen of Angeles and Santa Marta Hospitals, Los Angeles; he is also a member of the medical staff of the Saint Vincent and Good Samaritan Hospitals. Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, California College of Medicine - Irvine. He is Founder and Former Chairman of Los Angeles National Bank. He was Chairman and Member of Board of Regent of University of California. He was Chairman and Member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. He is a Former delegate to the United States Delegation to the 22nd Conference UNESCO. Former Chairman of the California Republican Party 1980 and again in 1993. Delegate to the Republican National convention 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. Former Captain United States Army and Chief of Surgery of Camp Hanford Army Hospital. Former medical officer Cuban Army of liberation "Bay of Pig". He is a Member of American Federation of Television and Radio Arts. Former Ambassador Sovereign Military Order of Malta to Nicaragua. He is a Former Member of the 1948 Cuban Rowing Olympic team in London, England. Recipient of numerous awards including Americanism medal, Daughters of American Revolution. He is a Member of the Knight of Magisterial Grace Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Visitors of the United State Naval Academy. He is also a member of the Board of Directors Molina medical group and the Reserve Orange County Sheriffs Professional Services. He is President and Chairman of the Board of the Hollywood Park Charities.


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