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IGLESIAS, Santiago, (formerly Santiago Iglesias Pantin),
a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in La Coruña,
Spain, February 22, 1872; attended the common schools; apprenticed as a cabinet
maker; moved to Cuba and was secretary of the Workingmen Trades Circle in
Habana 1889-1896; moved to Puerto Rico and was the founder and editor of three
labor papers: Porvenir Social 1898-1900, Union Obrera 1903-1906, Justicia
1914-1925; appointed general organizer of the American Federation of Labor for
the districts of Puerto Rico and Cuba in 1901; member of the Puerto Rican
senate 1917-1933; served as secretary of the Pan American Federation of Labor
1925-1933; elected as a Coalitionist a Resident Commissioner to the United
States on November 8, 1932; reelected in 1936 for the term ending January 3,
1941, and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C.,
December 5, 1939; interment in San Juan Cemetery, San Juan, P.R.
BibliographyIglesias Pantín, Santiago.
Luchas Emancipadoras: Crónicas de Puerto Rico. V. 1.
Prólogo por Bolivar Pagán. San Juan, P. R.: Imp. Venezuela, 1958;
Cordova, Gonzalo F.
Resident Commissioner, Santiago Iglesias and His Times. Rio
Piedras, P. R.: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico,