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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; is a resident of St. Croix, V.I.
BibliographyRon de Lugo 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.