Fred was born in Galveston, TX. He
graduated from St Mary’s University in San Antonio. He served four years of
active duty in the U.S. Army. Fred was an agent and agency manager with the
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies in Hidalgo and Star Counties for 39 1/2
years. He is a landowner in Hidalgo and Jim Wells Counties and has ranched for
45 years, raising registered and commercial Beefmaster cattle. He’s been
married 49 years to Josie Castellano Cappadona and has two sons and three
daughters and 12 grandchildren.