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PIÑERO, Jesús T.

(1897—1952)


PIÑERO, Jesús T., a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Carolina, P.R., April 16, 1897; attended the grade schools, Colegio Janer (a private school), Baltimore, Md., and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was graduated from the College of Liberal Arts, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, in 1914; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the sugarcane and dairy industries 1920-1944; member and president of the municipal assembly at Carolina, P.R., 1928-1932; member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives 1940-1944; delegate to the Popular Democratic Convention at San Juan, P.R., in 1940; elected as a Popular Democrat a Resident Commissioner to the United States and served from January 3, 1945, until his resignation on September 2, 1946, having been appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, serving until December 1948; died in Loiza, P.R., November 19, 1952; interment in Carolina Cemetery, Carolina, P.R.

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

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