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CORRADA-del RÍO, Baltasar

(1935—)


CORRADA-del RÍO, Baltasar, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Morovis, P.R., April 10, 1935; attended Morovis Public Elementary School; graduated from Colegio Ponceno de Varones High School, 1952; B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1956; J.D., University of Puerto Rico Law School, 1959; admitted to the Puerto Rico bar in 1959 and commenced practice in San Juan; appointed to the Civil Rights Commission of Puerto Rico, 1969; columnist, El Mundo newspaper; member, Puerto Rico Human Rights Review, 1971-1972; elected as a New Progressive to the United States House of Representatives, November 2, 1976, for a four-year term commencing January 3, 1977; reelected in 1980; did not seek reelection in 1984; elected mayor of San Juan in 1985; elected president, New Progressive Party, 1986; is a resident of Rio Piedras, P.R.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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