Ron de LUGO, Congress, VI (1930)
DE LUGO Ron , The first Delegate from the Territory of the Virgin Islands; born in Englewood, N.J., August 2, 1930; educated at Saints Peter and Paul School, St. Thomas, V.I., and Colegio San Jose, P.R.; served in the United States Army, 1948-1950; program director and announcer, Armed Forces Radio Service, 1948; WSTA radio, St. Thomas, V.I., 1950; WIVI radio, St. Croix, V.I., 1955; Virgin Islands territorial senator, 1956-1960, 1963-1966; served as minority leader, 1958-1966; Democratic National Committeeman, 1959; member, Democratic National Committee, 1960-1964; administrator for St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, April 1961-August 1962; representative, Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., 1968-1972; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third, Ninety-fourth, and Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of the Virgin Islands; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection in 1994 to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; died on July 14, 2020, in Miami, Fla.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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