Carlos Romero Barceló

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Carlos Romero Barceló
Carlos Romero Barcelo.jpg
United States Shadow Senator
from Puerto Rico
In office
August 15, 2017 – May 2, 2021
Appointed byRicky Rosselló
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byTBD
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byAntonio Colorado
Succeeded byAníbal Acevedo Vilá
5th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 1977 – January 2, 1985
Preceded byRafael Hernández Colón
Succeeded byRafael Hernández Colón
Mayor of San Juan
In office
January 2, 1969 – January 2, 1977
Preceded byFelisa Rincón de Gautier
Succeeded byHernán Padilla
Personal details
Born(1932-09-04)September 4, 1932
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
DiedMay 2, 2021(2021-05-02) (aged 88)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
Spouse(s)Kate Donnelly
EducationYale University (BA)
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (LLB)

Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (September 4, 1932 – May 2, 2021) was a Puerto Rican politician. He served as the fifth Governor of Puerto Rico. He was the second governor to be elected from the New Progressive Party (PNP) and also Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001.

On July 3, 2017, he was appointed by Governor Ricky Rosselló as Puerto Rico's first United States Shadow Senator to the U.S. Senate.

Romero Barceló was hospitalized in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March 2021 for sepsis and a urinary tract infection.[1] He died a month later on May 2, 2021 at the age of 88.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Governor of Puerto Rico, Carlos Romero Barceló, passed away on Sunday". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 3, 2021.

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