He was born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico and moved to Arizona in 1926. He graduated from Arizona State Teachers College [later known as Northern Arizona University] in 1939. He worked for the State Department as a foreign service clerk, then attended the University of Arizona College of Law. He earned his law degree and was admitted to the bar in 1949.
[Hey, didn't this guy realize that there was no way that a Mexican-American would stand a chance in Arizona? It's too bad he didn't have today's sage commentators to warn him that the state is a racist swamp.]
After a few years of practicing law, he went to work for the Pima County Attorney's Office. [How did he get that job?] In 1954, he was elected Pima County Attorney. [Oh, wait. That doesn't fit the script.]
He became a Pima County Superior Court Judge in 1958. [Hmm. Well, Pima County is the more liberal part of the state. Maricopa County is much more populous and that's where those evil conservatives dwell. He'd never get a state-wide post.]
He was appointed Ambassador to El Salvador in 1964 and Ambassador to Bolivia in 1968. [That figures. He finally decided to get out of the state because there was no opportunity.]And Raul Castro was elected Governor of Arizona in 1974. [What?]
He later served as Ambassador to Argentina before moving back to Arizona. [He obviously didn't know what a terrible place it is.]