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Catholic Politicians in Puerto Rico

  Eugenio Alfredo Alvarez (1918-1976) — also known as Eugenio A. Alvarez — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bayamón, Bayamón Municipio, Puerto Rico, July 21, 1918. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; member of New York state assembly 75th District, 1973-74. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Died, in Beekman Downtown Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 12, 1976 (age 57 years, 206 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Innocencio Alvarez and Juana (Rodriguez) Alvarez; married 1943 to Ines Leon.
  Miguel del Valle (b. 1951) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Vega Baja, Vega Baja Municipio, Puerto Rico, July 24, 1951. Democrat. Member of Illinois state senate 2nd District, 1987-2006; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996, 2008; Chicago city clerk, 2006-11; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 2011. Catholic. Puerto Rican ancestry. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Eddie Alberto Perez (born c.1957) — also known as Eddie A. Perez — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Corozal, Corozal Municipio, Puerto Rico, about 1957. Democrat. Mayor of Hartford, Conn., 2001-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004; investigated in 2007 over possible conflict of interest in hiring a city contractor for renovations at his home. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  Pedro Pierluisi (b. 1959) — of Guaynabo, Guaynabo Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, April 26, 1959. Lawyer; Puerto Rico secretary of justice, 1993-96; Resident Commissioner to U.S. Congress from Puerto Rico, 2009-17; Governor of Puerto Rico, 2019. Catholic. Puerto Rican ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married to Maria Elena Carrión.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Jose Ramos=Lopes (b. 1915) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bayamón, Bayamón Municipio, Puerto Rico, December 2, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1959-67 (New York County 14th District 1959-65, 75th District 1966, 70th District 1967). Catholic. Puerto Rican ancestry. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Aida Cartagena.
  José Enrique Serrano (b. 1943) — also known as José E. Serrano — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Mayagüez, Mayagüez Municipio, Puerto Rico, October 24, 1943. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1975-90 (75th District 1975-82, 73rd District 1983-90); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2008; candidate for borough president of Bronx, New York, 1985; U.S. Representative from New York, 1990-2003 (18th District 1990-93, 16th District 1993-2003). Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father of José Marco Serrano.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Nydia Margarita Velázquez (b. 1953) — also known as Nydia M. Velázquez — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Yabucoa, Yabucoa Municipio, Puerto Rico, March 28, 1953. Democrat. Special assistant to U.S. Representative Edolphus Towns, 1983; U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 (speaker). Female. Catholic. Puerto Rican ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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