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Birth: Dec. 4, 1880
Losoya
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1957
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Manuel Sorola (Dec. 4, 1880 - Nov. 19, 1957)[1] was born in LaSoya, Texas (near San Antonio). He was the first Hispanic agent with the FBI, hired in 1916.[2] He joined the El Paso office as a special agent in 1922 and served in field offices in Brownsville, Phoenix, New Orleans and Los Angeles. Placed on limited duty in 1938, he continued to serve in the Los Angeles field office as a liaison to local law enforcement agencies until his retirement on January 31, 1949.[3] He died in Los Angeles, California and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

FBI- ,Proximity to Mexico also meant that the office needed strong language skills. Hispanic agents like Manuel Sorola—who joined the El Paso office as a special agent in 1922 and served the FBI until the late 1940s—began playing numerically limited but operationally significant roles. Spanish speaking agents, though, were needed in many other offices as well, and the Bureau's linguistic resources were often stretched thin in those days.
(above notes obtained from the FBI website.)

 
 
Note: #4 Lot 375 Section Q Our Lady of Victory
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Ann Smith Lewis
Record added: Jul 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93395525
Manuel Sorola
Added by: Ann Smith Lewis
 
 
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