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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
Ninety-Fifth Congress for a four-year term and reelected to the succeeding term
(January 3, 1977-January 3, 1985); caucused with the Democratic Party; was not
a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-Ninth Congress in 1984, but was
elected mayor of San Juan, P.R. in 1985; elected president, New Progressive
Party, 1986; is a resident of Rio Piedras, P.R.
BibliographyBaltasar Corrada-del Río 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.