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Marin, Eulalio (1879–1951)

Cynthia E. Orozco Biography Entry

Eulalio Marin, journalist and labor organizer, was born in 1879 in Robstown, Texas. He founded El Paladín, a weekly independent Spanish newspaper, in Corpus Christi in 1925. In 1928 El Paladín released an "initiative" that called for a stop to infighting among Mexican-American activists; the initiative led to the eventual founding of the League of United Latin American Citizens. On November 9, 1930, the newspaper became the official organ of the league, preceding the LULAC News. Marin was a charter member and president of Robstown LULAC Council No. 9 in 1929 and president of Corpus Christi Council No. 1 in 1935. In 1931 he was the Texas state LULAC vice president general. El Paladín folded in 1948. Marin also was an editor for the Robstown Record and a printer for the Alice Echo and the El Sol Printing Shop in Alice. In 1930 he organized the Club Social Recreativo Latino Americano de Ambos Sexos, a recreational social club, in Robstown. In 1935 he was a member of the Junta del Club Político Demócrata Mexico-Americano, which supported People's party candidates for mayor and county commissioner in Corpus Christi. This organization was both partisan and ethnic; it represented the rejection of boss rule among the Mexican-American electorate and their increasing influence. Marin also earned a reputation for fighting for the integration of public schools. In 1929 he served as a labor organizer for the American Federation of Labor. He died on May 20, 1951.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, February 19, 1988.


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers
  • Editors and Reporters
  • Peoples
  • Mexican Americans
  • Activism and Social Reform
  • Activists

Time Periods:

  • Great Depression

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