José Ramón Fernández Álvarez (November 4, 1923 – January 6, 2019) was a Cuban Communist leader. He was a Vice-President of the Council of Ministers from 1976 until his death in 2019.
He was born in Santiago de Cuba. During the Bay of Pigs Invasion on 17 April 1961, he was director of militia training and based at Managua near Havana.
He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Sports Organization. In recognition of his work he was awarded several medals, among them the title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba.
Fernández died on January 6, 2019 in Havana at the age of 95.