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BENÍTEZ, Jaime, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Vieques, P.R.,
October 29, 1908; B.L., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1930; M.L.,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1931; M.A., University of Chicago,
Chicago, Ill., 1938; author; instructor, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan,
P.R., 1931-1942; chancellor, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.,
1942-1966; president, University System of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.,
1966-1971; member, Constitutional Convention of Puerto Rico, and chairman,
Committee on Bill of Rights, 1951-1952; member, United States National
Commission for UNESCO, 1948-1954; United States delegate, University
Convention, Utrecht, Holland, 1948; National Convention of UNESCO, Paris,
France, 1950, and Havana, Cuba, 1952; president, National Association of State
Universities, 1957-1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1976;
elected as a Popular Democrat to the United States House of Representatives for
a four-year term (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1977); caucused with the
Democratic Party; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976; professor,
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R., 1980-1986; died on
May 30, 2001, in San Juan, P.R.
BibliographyJaime Benítez in
Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the
Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.