You might have seen the headline on CNN.com or in The New York Times earlier this week: “Attorney elected U.S.’ first Vietnamese Congressman.” What you might not have realized was the subject of those stories, Anh “Joseph” Cao, is a Baylor Bear.
Cao’s life story is quite unique. He and his mother fled Saigon during the Vietnam War, eventually settling in Houston when Cao was eight years old. He graduated Baylor in 1990 with a degree in physics, then spent several years as a Jesuit seminarian before earning a master’s in philosophy from Fordham and a law degree from Loyola. He has worked as a teacher, a lawyer specializing in immigration law, and now will serve as a U.S. Congressman from Louisiana.
Sic ’em, Representative Cao!