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LARRÍNAGA, Tulio, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Trujillo Alto,
P.R., January 15, 1847; attended the Seminario Consiliar of San Ildefonso at
San Juan, P.R.; studied civil engineering in the Polytechnic Institute, Troy,
N.Y., and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in
1871; practiced his profession for some time in the United States; returned to
Puerto Rico in 1872 and was appointed architect for the city of San Juan; built
the first railroad in Puerto Rico in 1880 and introduced American rolling stock
on the island; was for ten years chief engineer of the provincial works; in
1898 was appointed assistant secretary of the interior under the autonomic
government and in 1900 was sent by his party as a delegate to Washington;
member of the house of delegates for the district of Arecibo in 1902; elected
as a Unionist Resident Commissioner to the United States in 1904; reelected in
1906 and 1908 and served from March 4, 1905, until March 3, 1911; delegate from
the United States to the Third Pan American Congress at Rio de Janeiro in 1906;
member of the executive council of Puerto Rico in 1911; resumed the practice of
his profession as a civil engineer in San Juan, P.R., and died there on April
28, 1917; interment in the Municipal Cemetery at Santurce.
BibliographyTulio Larrínaga 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.