Baltasar Corrada del Río

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Baltasar Corrada del Río
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded byRafael Alonso
Succeeded byRafael Martínez Torres
15th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
In office
GovernorPedro Rosselló
Preceded bySalvador M. Padilla Escabi
Succeeded byNorma Burgos
Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 1985 – January 2, 1989
Preceded byHernán Padilla
Succeeded byHéctor Luis Acevedo
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byJaime Benítez Rexach
Succeeded byJaime Fuster
Personal details
BornApril 10, 1935
Morovis, Puerto Rico[1]
DiedMarch 11, 2018 (age 82)
Fort Myers, Florida
Political partyNew Progressive Party
Other political
Democratic (Before 1985)
Republican (1985–2018)
Spouse(s)Beatriz Betances

Baltasar Corrada del Río (April 10, 1935 – March 11, 2018) was a Puerto Rican politician. He served as Resident Commissioner (1977–1985), Mayor of the capital city of San Juan (1985–1989), Puerto Rico's 15th Secretary of State (1993–1995) and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1995–2005).

He was also the unsuccessful NPP candidate for Governor in the elections of 1988.

Del Río died in Fort Myers, Florida of Alzheimer's disease on March 11, 2018 at the age of 82.[2]

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Other websites[change | change source]

  • Hispanic Americans in Congress: Corrada del Río
  • United States Congress. "Baltasar Corrada del Río (id: C000788)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN