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Rafael Hernández Colón

Puerto Rican politician

Rafael Hernández Colón (October 24, 1936 – May 2, 2019) was a Puerto Rican politician. He was the Governor of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1977 and again from 1985 to 1993 for a total of three terms.[1]

Rafael Hernández Colón
Rafael Hernández Colón, Former Governor of Puerto Rico.jpg
4th and 6th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 1985 – January 2, 1993
Preceded byCarlos Romero Barceló
Succeeded byPedro Rosselló
In office
January 2, 1973 – January 2, 1977
Preceded byLuis A. Ferré
Succeeded byCarlos Romero Barceló
6th President of the Puerto Rico Senate
In office
January 2, 1969 – January 2, 1973
Preceded bySamuel R. Quiñones
Succeeded byJuan Cancel Ríos
Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 1965 – January 2, 1969
GovernorRoberto Sánchez Vilella
Preceded byJosé Trías Monge
Succeeded by???
Personal details
Born
Rafael Hernández Colón

(1936-10-24)October 24, 1936
Ponce, Puerto Rico, U.S.
DiedMay 2, 2019(2019-05-02) (aged 82)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Political partyPopular Democratic
Other political
affiliations
Democratic
Spouse(s)
Lila Mayoral
(m. 1959; died 2003)

Nelsa López (m. 2004)
Children4
EducationJohns Hopkins University (BA)
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (JD)

Hernández Colón was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2018. He died on May 2, 2019 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico of the disease at the age of 82.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rafael Hernández Colón. Archived 2012-07-09 at the Wayback Machine Encyclopedia Puerto Rico. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. Ex-Puerto Rico Gov. Rafael Hernández Colón dies at 82