Pedro Pierluisi

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Pedro Pierluisi
13th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
August 2, 2019[1] – August 7, 2019
Preceded byRicardo Rosselló
Succeeded byWanda Vázquez Garced
Acting Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
In office
July 31, 2019 – August 2, 2019
GovernorRicardo Rosselló
Preceded byLuis Rivera Marín
Succeeded byElmer Román
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byLuis Fortuño
Succeeded byJenniffer González
Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 1993 – January 2, 1997
GovernorPedro Rosselló
Preceded byHéctor Rivera Cruz
Succeeded byJosé Fuentes Agostini
Personal details
Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia

(1959-04-26) April 26, 1959 (age 60)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
Spouse(s)María Carrión (Divorced)
EducationTulane University (BA)
George Washington University (JD)

Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia[a] (born April 26, 1959) is a Puerto Rican attorney, lobbyist,[3] and politician. He was the 13th Governor of Puerto Rico. He was sworn-in on August 2, 2019. Five days later, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruled that Pierluisi was sworn in on unconstitutional grounds and removed him from office, effective 5 p.m. AST on August 7.[4][5]

He was the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico in 2009–2017, as well as the Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico in the 1990's. Pierluisi, a member of New Progressive.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Primera Hora (2009) "El nuevo comisionado residente en Washington, Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia..."[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pierluisi's assumption of the governorship, is currently being disputed
  2. "Busca auxilio federal". Primera Hora (in Spanish). January 7, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. "Senado Registro de Cabilderos". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  4. DÁNICA COTO (August 7, 2019). "Puerto Rico High Court Overturns Pedro Pierluisi as Governor". Bloomberg News. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
  5. Mazzei, Patricia; Robles, Frances (2019-08-07). "Puerto Rico Supreme Court Rules New Governor Was Unlawfully Sworn In". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-07.