National Geographic : 1975 Jan
\A From politicians to priests, Portuguese born Americans are gradually making their way into New England's power structure. Edmund Dinis (left) of New Bedford first grabbed headlines as a crusading district attorney. Joseph Fernandes (below) owns a chain of 32 supermarkets in Massachusetts. Joseph Faria (bottom right), holding ceremonial groundbreaking shovels, is a leading banker in Fall River. Humberto Cardinal Medeiros (bottom left), born in the Azores, succeeded Richard Cardinal Cushing as spiritual leader of Boston's large Catholic population.