Nelson Merced
Name: Nelson Merced
Occupation: Politician
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 17, 1947
Age: 73
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Nelson Merced

Nelson Merced was born on August 17, 1947 in United States (73 years old). Nelson Merced is a Politician, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He campaigned to support the protection of bilingual education in Massachusetts and fought for immigrant rights.

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Before Fame

He joined the United States Navy in 1965 before settling in Massachusetts in 1976.


Biography Timeline


Nelson Merced was born in New York in 1948 and moved back and forth between the Northeast of the United States and Puerto Rico with his family several times before joining the United States Navy in 1965. After leaving the Navy, he lived in Puerto Rico with his parents and was active in the squatters’ rights movement in San Juan. Returning to the United States in 1971, Merced settled in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, and took the position of the director of La Alianza Hispana in 1981.


In 1988, Merced became the first Latino to serve in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the first Hispanic to hold state office in the commonwealth. He held this position until 1992, running a successful re-election campaign in 1990. During his time in the House, Merced was active in the campaign to promote and protect bilingual education in Massachusetts as well as working for immigrants’ rights and the reform of the Boston Public Schools. He also wrote legislation creating an Urban Initiative Fund, and was a key legislative leader for the first bill that sought to establish community reinvestment mandates for the insurance industry.


Merced was also a member of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, appointed by the US Senate and sometimes known as the Jordan Commission after its chair, Barbara Jordan. The Commission was formed in 1990 to propose reforms to United States immigration policies, which it did in a series of reports issued between 1994 and 1997.


In 1994, Merced took a position as the CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción just prior to the organization’s proposed merger with the Escuelita Agueybana Day Care Center. The merger never took place and, in 1996, Merced left the organization. In 2005, Merced took a position as the Director of National Initiatives and Applied Research with NeighborWorks America, a nonprofit sponsored by the US Congress.

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Currently, Nelson Merced is 74 years, 9 months and 5 days old. Nelson Merced will celebrate 75th birthday on a Wednesday 17th of August 2022.

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