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List of Puerto Ricans

List of Puerto Ricans
This list of Puerto Ricans includes people who were born in Puerto Rico, people who are of Puerto Rican ancestry, and many longterm residents and/or immigrants who have made Puerto Rico their home, and who are recognized for their life and/or work. This list should be carefully maintained, and adding or deleting a name without first discussing the change on the article’s talk page is likely to be reverted. This list should contain the names of persons who meet Wikipedia’s Notability criteria, even if the person does not have an article yet. Additions to the list must be listed in alphabetical order by surname and must provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability and/or the person’s link to Puerto Rico, otherwise the name will be removed. actors, actresses, comedians and directors. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed.

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Actors, actresses, comedians and directors
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this list’s header, who have led notable careers as

A • , actor (Band of Brothers, Invincible) • , "Don Cholito", comedian • , actor • , actress (films Little Women, The Perez Family) • , actor–comedian • , actor–director • , actor and singer • , actor (King of New York) • , actor (Kingpin) • , comedian and television host • , actor/comedian (Ghost) • , actress B • , singer Former member of The Cheetah Girls and 3LW, actress The Cheetah Girls (film) • , documentary director and producer

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• , actress First actress from Puerto Rico to attend the Actor’s Studio in NY (1946)[1] • , theatrical actress • , actress/television host • , television/theatrical actress C • , actor (The Last Castle) • , actress and comedian • , singer/actress (Fame) • , comedienne and actress[2] • , actor • , actor • , actress (Puerto Rican father) She is best known for her role in the 2004 film Jersey Girl as Gertie Trinké, the daughter of Ollie Trinké (Ben Affleck) and Gertrude Steiney (Jennifer Lopez), the role which Castro won the Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger.
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• , actress, former MTV veejay, singer (group Seduction) • , actor (television series (New York Undercover), (Head of the Class) • , actor, television series (One Life to Live) • , actress • , actor (Traffic), Academy Award winner • , actress, dancer and choreographer • , actress E • , drama actor (Pretty Woman) , (Down and Out in Beverly Hills) ( tv series Chicago Hope) • , actor television series (CHiPs), (Sealab 2021) F • , actor television series (Starsky and Hutch) • , actor (Cyrano de Bergerac), first Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award • , actor (RoboCop, The Manchurian Candidate) • , actor • , actor (The Italian Job), (Saw II) G • , actress/dancer Former wife of Prince • , actor Son of Mapita Cortés • , actress (Clerks) • , actress, former Miss Puerto Rico Universe titleholder • , actor television series (The Drew Carey Show) • , actress/playwright • , actress • , actor (The Rookie, Coach Carter) • , actress [4] • , actor, (S.W.A.T.) (born and raised in Puerto Rico) • , television and film producer • , actor (Carlito’s Way, Traffic, The Count of Monte Cristo) H • , actress, (Freedom Writers)

• , comedian • , actor/director • , Puerto Rican television producer and movie director. • , actress (The Godfather II) • , actress (Scarface) • , film/theatrical actress • , television producer/comedian • , actor • , actress, niece of Mapy Cortés • , actress • , actress • , actor (Stargate, television series Stargate SG-1, Touched by an Angel) • , actor Television series (My So-Called Life); film (Party Monster) D • , singer, TV host and actress • , actor, "Manolito" (television series The High Chaparral) • , actor, television series (All My Children) • , actress (He Got Game, Men in Black II, The Rundown, Rent) • , actress

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• , actor, The first Puerto Rican star in the Negro Film Industry • , actor • , comedian/actress (Dharma and Greg) I • , child actor television series (Ugly Betty) • , actor (All My Children) J • , actress/singer (Puerto Rican father) • , actress, comedienne and television host[5] • , actor (films Kiss of the Spider Woman, La Gran Fiesta, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values) • , television actress (Zoey 101) L • , actress "All My Children", "CSI: Miami" • , actor (Moulin Rouge!, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar) (Puerto Rican father) • , comedian • , actress • , actress, singer, dancer M • , actress (television series Six Feet Under; films Final Destination 2, Torque) • , actress, "María" on Sesame Street • , actor (Navy Seals: Untold Stories) • , actress • , theatre actor and director[6] • , actress, comedian and producer • , actress (television series Kate and Allie) • , actor and comedian • , actor • , director, actor (Bananas) • , actress/comedian • , actress First female Puerto Rican and the first Hispanic woman to win the following four major awards: an Oscar, a Tony Award, an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award • , actor television series (Malcolm in the Middle)

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films (My Dog Skip), (Agent Cody Banks), (Big Fat Liar) (Puerto Rican father) • , comedian and producer Son of Tommy Muñiz • , television producer/comedian N • , actress Film (American Gangster), television series (Battlestar Galactica). • , actor/comedian • , actress (Film Princesas) first Puerto Rican to win a Goya Award • , actor, films (2 Fast 2 Furious),(Transformers) television series (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), (Prison Break) O • , voice actor • , actress television series (Ugly Betty) • , actor/television producer P • , actress, singer and comedian • , drag queen • , actress (Puerto Rican father), (Spin City and Boomtown). • , actress (White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless) • , actor (Signs, Gladiator) (born in Puerto Rico) • , actor (Scooby-Doo) (Puerto Rican grandmother) • , comedian/actor (television series Chico and the Man) (Puerto Rican mother) Q • , actor/dancer/choreographer (film Breakin) R • , actor • , comedian/actress • , actor, films (World Trade Center, Garden State, Fever Pitch) • , actor and singer • , actress "Broadway Legend", winner of 2 Tony Awards • , playwright First Puerto Rican nominated for an "Oscar" in "Best Adapted Screenplay" category • , a.k.a. "Yoyo Boing" comedian • , first Puerto Rican actress to appear in a

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major Hollywood motion picture - Road to Rio[7] , a.k.a. "Diplo", comedian , "Machuchal" comedian , actor (television series CSI: Miami, Roswell) , actor (television series Six Feet Under) , comedian/actress , actress (Lost, The Fast and the Furious) , actress and singer , actress , actor [8]

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• , actress, (television series New York Undercover, Oz, Dexter) • , actress • ,actress and singer, (television series Taina) • , actress (Night in the City), (television series ER) W • , a.k.a. "Bizcocho" comedian • , drag artist/actor Z • , actor (television series Oz, Dexter) • , film director/screenwriter (film La Gran Fiesta)

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• • • S • , actress (Puerto Rican mother) Saldana played the role of Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl[9] • , film actress[10] • , actress • , actor (The Warriors,The Bloodhound Gang) • , actress (Rush Hour 2, Boat Trip) • , actress • , actor (film Dangerous Minds) • , actor (film Mr. Brooks) and playwright (play Lackawanna Blues) • , actress (Miami Vice, Carlito’s Way) • , actor (Selena) • , actor (television series L.A. Law, The West Wing, and NYPD Blue; movie Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) • , actress/model, (Licence to Kill, Mortal Kombat) • , actor, playwright, stage director (Stir Crazy, Under Suspicion) T • , actress (Total Recall, Con Air) • , actress (television series Gilmore Girls) U • , actress (Meet the Fockers (Puerto Rican mother) V • , film director/screen writer (film Hangin’ with the Homeboys) • , actress (television series My Name Is Earl)

Television show hosts
• Television Host, psychologist. • Host of PBS cooking show, Daisy Cooks!. • , once known as "Stuttering John" (Howard Stern Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) • , Television host/comedian. Hosted "El Show de las 12" ("The 12 pm Show") for over 40 years. • Show host, musician and author. • Radio and television personality. • , a.k.a. "La La" MTV Veejay • , Television host. Created "Sube Nene, Sube" (Go up, man, go up!!) and "Pa’rriba, Papi, Pa’rriba!!" (Reach up, honey, Reach up!) • , Television host. Hosted "Sabado en Grande" (Big Saturday, also with Roberto), "El Show del Mediodía" (The Midday Show) and "De Magazin". • , Television host. Hosted "Parejo, Doble y Triple" (Square, Double and Triple)

Architects
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as architects. All future additions to this section

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must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. • Architect, educator. First dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. • Architect, urbanist. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.[11] • German-born architect responsible for many Puerto Rico designs from 1944 to 1984. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.[12] • Notable Czech architect.[13] • Architect, educator. First dean of the School of Architecture at the Polythecnic University of Puerto Rico. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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Authors, playwrights and poets
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Authors, playwrights and poets. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. A. • , author, playwright, poet and translator • , author, playwright Wrote the book for Broadway’s musical In the Heights. Her play, Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2007 and has been performed around the country and in Romania and Brazil.[14] • , poet, writer Co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. • , poet and author Considered by many to be the first Puerto Rican writer of notable importance. • , writer, poet, and playwright Arriví known as "The Father of the Puerto Rican Theater".[15] B. • , author First Puerto Rican librarian in New York City.

Alejandro Tapia y Rivera • , playwright Benitez is one of Puerto Rico’s "first" poetess • , poet Benítez de Gautier’s collaboration with the "Aguinaldo Puertorriqueño" (Collection of Puerto Rican Poetry) gave her recognition as a great poet. • , playwright Benitez is one of Puerto Rico’s "first" poetess • , writer and historian . Blanco was the author of "Prontuario Historico de Puerto Rico" and "El Prejuicio Racial en Puerto Rico" (Racial Prejudice in Puerto Rico0 • , vanguard poet, Spanglish novelist, and performer of spoken word • , Historian Second Official Historian of Puerto Rico. C. • , writer • , essayist and poet • , poet Co-founder of literary magazine "Guajana" • , writer Third Official Historian of Puerto Rico.

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• , writer "Father of the Nuyorican Movement" • , poet Corretjer was also a journalist and proindependence political activist who opposed United States rule in Puerto Rico. D. • , poet Dávila was a well-known poet during Puerto Rico’s postmodern era of poetry. • , poet Dávila is considered by many to be one of Puerto Rico’s greatest representatives of the modern literary era. • , poet Burgos is considered by many as the greatest poet to have been born in Puerto Rico. • , Historian Fifth Official Historian of Puerto Rico • , writer (see also Educators and Politicians) wrote "La Peregrinación de Bayoán", the founding text of Puerto Rican literature • a.k.a. "La Bruja", poet She is also the writer/actor of "Boogie Rican Blvd". • , writer • , writer F. • , author Feliciano’s book "The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World’s Greatest Works of Art" has shed a light on an estimated 20,000 looted works; each one is owned by a museum or a collector somewhere.[16] • , writer • , Nuyorican Writer, Poet, African Diaspora Scholar, Founder of Voices for the Voiceless. G. • , writer • , poet Gautier Benítez is considered by many to be Puerto Rico’s best poet of the Romantic Era. • , new-age author, prominent Santeria expert. L. • , writer Author of "Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails"[17] • , writer Laguerre was nominated for Nobel Prize in literature

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• , poet Author of "AmeRícan". • , children’s poet • , writer, Born in Mississippi, was the first wife of Luis Muñoz Marín. • , poet • , Writer M. • , playwright Marqués wrote "La Carreta" (The Oxcart) which helped secure his reputation as a leading literary figure in Puerto Rico. • , poet, writer • , writer N. • , a.k.a. "Clara Lair", poet Negrón Muñoz was an influential poet whose work dealt with the everyday struggles of the common Puerto Rican. O. • , poet, writer and essayist • , author Ostow wrote of "Mind Your Manners, Dick and Jane". Her novel, "Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa", was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age.[18] P. • , poet of Afro-Caribbean themes • , writer and educator Pedreira’s most important book was "Insularismo", in which he explores the meaning of being Puerto Rican • , poet, playwright Co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. • , playwright, writer Co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Q. • , Historian First Official Historian of Puerto Rico R. • , poet[19] • , historian, writer, and (public) speaker. Rivera is the author of Boricuazo (Tu Orgullo Nacional). • , author Ríos wrote "The Fifteenth Pelican" a book which was the basis for the popular 1960s television sitcom, "The Flying Nun".[20] • , poet, Rodríguez de Tió wrote lyrics to the revolutionary "La Borinqueña" S. • , playwright • , writer,journalist • , author

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• , author, historian First Puerto Rican to be honored by the Government of Puerto Rico for his work in Wikipedia and the first Puerto Rican to be named Official Historian of the Association of Naval Service Officers (ANSO).[21][22] • , poet • , writer/novelist Soto is the father of slain independence activist Carlos Soto Arriví. • , poet and activist T. • , writer and poet "The Father of Puerto Rican Literature" • , writer, poet Thomas’ autobiography Down These Mean Streets was a best-seller. • , "Nuyorican Movement" poet • , writer New York Supreme Court Justice who wrote "Carlito’s Way" U. • , poet, scholar[23] V. • , Novelist • , National Poet W. • (Puerto Rican mother), Modernist poet. Z. • , writer Zeno Gandia wrote "La Charca", the first Puerto Rican novel. •

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First Puerto Rican Miss Universe - 1970 • Fashion model • First and in the present the only Puerto Rican Miss World - 1975 • Fashion model • Miss Puerto Rico - 2005 • Miss Puerto Rico - 1978 • Miss Universe - 2001 • Miss Puerto Rico World - 2005 • Miss Universe - 2006 • Miss International - 1987 • Miss Universe - 1993 • , fashion model

Business people and industrialists
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Business people and industrialists. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. • Fashion designer • , First Puerto Rican and first Hispanic woman to hold a sub-cabinet level position in the White House (Small Business Administrator 1997-2000). • , Youngest president of PR Government Development Bank, annual scholarships are awarded in his memory. • Chairman of the Board Banco Popular, chairman International Olympic Committee’s finance committee. • Member Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company.

Beauty queens and fashion models
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Beauty Queens and Fashion Models. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. • Miss Universe - 1985 • Miss USA - 2003 (Puerto Rican mother) • Model • Fashion model • Fashion model, Winner of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 8

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• First administrator of Cooperativa de Cafeteros de Puerto Rico, Café Rico (official coffee of the Vatican). • Founder of Supermercados Grande. • Former SBA Regional Director, first female PR Treasury Secretary and PR Telephone Company President. • Fashion designer (Puerto Rican father) • Founder of "Ron del Barrilito" and "Alcoholado Santa Ana". • Owner of Ferré-Rangel media emporium. • Founder of Puerto Rico Cement (see also Governors). • Fonalledas is the President and CEO of Empresas Fonalledas, which owns Plaza Las Americas, the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and one of the top retail and entertainment venues in the world. Empresas Fonalledas companies include Plaza Del Caribe, Tres Monjitas, Vaqueria Tres Monjitas, Ganaderia Tres Monjitas, and franchise Soft & Creamy.[24] • a.k.a. "CheJuan" Founder of "Hogares Crea". • Widow of rock legend Buddy Holly who owns the rights to Buddy’s name, image, trademarks, and other intellectual property. • Inventor of Coco López. • Fashion designer • Founder of Western Federal Savings Bank, now Westernbank Puerto Rico. • Founder of Massó Enterprises and Casa’s Massó. • CEO of the multi-state Universal insurance emporium. • Founder of "ATREVETE". • In 1906, founded "Empresas La Famosa, Inc." a Fruit processing company that by 1971 consisted of "Frozen Fruits • • • • •

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Concentrates, Inc.", "Toa Canning Co.", "La Concentradora de Puerto Rico" and "Bayamón Can Company".[25] • In 1960 founded television channel 11 also known as "Cadena Perez Perry". The same became known as "Tele Once" in 1986.[26] President and founder of Ramirez and Co., the largest Hispanic investment banking firm on Wall Street. Founder of Telemundo television network. Founder of newspaper "El Vocero" • Founder of Café Yaucono Former Chairman of MTV Networks and president of Nickelodeon Networks. Founder of "Don Q" rum. • President of CBS Entertainment. She is the highest profile Latina in network television and one of the few executives who has the power to greenlight series.[27] • Former president and CEO of Goya Foods, son of company founder. • Co-founder of Cerveceria India, Inc., the Puerto Rican winter baseball league and owner of the Indios de Mayagüez (Mayagüez Indians). [28] • Valdes is the President and CEO of Cerveceria India, Inc., Puerto Rico’s largest brewery.[29] • Founder of Vassallo Industries Inc. and subsidiaries. • businessman and community leader, former President of NSHMBA Puerto Rico, co-founder and CEO of NSHMBA Seattle[30] First Puerto Rican automotive designer for Porsche[31], First Puerto Rican Product Planner for Xbox 360 • Vizcarrondo-De Soto is the first woman and Latina to become the President and CEO of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson. [32]

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cell was code named: "Capa Prieto" (Black Cape). Women rights activist Women rights activist and one the first women in Puerto Rico to earn a doctorates degree. Political activist Nationalist leader who led the Jayuya revolt. Labor activist Capetillo was one of Puerto Rico’s most famous labor organizers. She was also a writer and an anarchist who fought for workers and women’s rights. Political activist One of two nationalists who attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. a.k.a. "Tito Kayak", Political activist De Jesus Mercado gained notoriety when a group of Vieques natives and other Puerto Ricans, including De Jesus Mercado, began protesting and squatting on U.S. Navy bombing zones, after the 1999 death of Puerto Rican civilian and Vieques native David Sanes, who was killed during a U.S. Naval bombing exercise. Afro-Puerto Rican activist Founder of the Afro-Boricua El Coqui Theater, was known to be an outspoken activist who fought for the equal rights of the Black Puerto Rican artist. In 1981, she became the first and only director of the office of the Afro-Puerto Rican affairs of the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. (see also actresses) Civil Rights activist Young Puerto Rican mother who paved the way for Puerto Ricans to be given United States citizenship.[33] Political activist Nationalist leader and activist. Lebrón was the leader of a group of nationalists, who proceeded to attack the United States House of Representatives in 1954. Civil Rights activist Educator and Civil rights activist, played an instrumental role in the landmark Mendez v. Westminster case. Women Rights activist Educator and women’s rights advocate. Civil Rights activist Olivieri Sanchez was a court interpreter and a civil rights activist who led the legal battle which granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans living in Hawaii.[34]

Cartoonists
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Cartoonists. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. • Creator of "Yenny", illustrator and storyboard artist for DC Comics’ "Looney Tunes" series • Creator of "Turey".. • Comic creator • Marvel and DC Comics comic book artist. • creator of "Bonzzo" • Creator of the Remi comic and impersonator of "Remi, The Clown" • Political cartoonist El Vocero •

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Civil rights and/or political activists
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as civil rights or political activists. In the case of the political activist, the person in this section never held public office nor was the founder of a political party or ideal, but participated in political activities which by some may be viewed as patriotic and for others as criminal. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. • a.k.a. "Brazo de Oro" (Golden Arm) Political activist Bracetti was the leader of the "Lares’s Revolutionary Council" during the Grito de Lares. Bracetti knit the first flag of the future "Republic of Puerto Rico". • Political activist Leader of the Grito de Lares. Brugman founded the first revolutionary committee in the City of Mayagüez. His revolutionary

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• Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera was a pioneer of the LGBT movement and was a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall riots.[35] • Civil rights leader Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.[36] • Women Rights activist Roque was an educator and suffragist. She was also one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico. • Civil rights Schomburg was a pioneer in black history. He helped raise awareness of the great contribution that Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Americans have made to society. • Political activist Nationalist who died in attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman in 1950. • Political activist Former President of the New York chapter of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in the 1930s. In the 1990s Rieckehoff was among the protesters who protested against the United States Navy’s use of his birth place, the island of Vieques, as a bombing range..[37] • Political activist member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. During the late 1940s she became a student leader at the University of Puerto Rico and spokesperson of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party’s branch in Rio Piedras.

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Chayanne , Ballad and salsa composer , Composer [38] , Reggaeton artist , Composer Composed "La Borinqueña" • , Singer • a.k.a. "Corina" singer/actress • a.k.a. "Daddy Yankee", Reggaeton singer B. • , Percussionist • , Singer, actress, songwriter Bailon was a part of the former girl group trio 3LW, and is a current member of The "Cheetah Girls" • , Composer • , Rapper (Puerto Rican mother)[39] • , Tenor singer • , Percussionist, jazz and salsa leader • , Guitarist • a.k.a. "Jellybean Benítez", Music producer and remixer • a.k.a. "Lucecita", Singer • , Singer and composer • , Rapper • , Singer • , Singer and composer • • • •

Composers, musicians and singers
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Composers, musicians and singers. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. A. • , Singer, songwriter • , Composer of folklore music • , Rapper/producer • , Singer • , "Nina Sky" R&B • , Danza composer First Puerto Rican to compose a Hollywood musical score

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Graciela Rivera • C. • • • • • • , Folklore singer, composer a.k.a. "El Topo", Folklore singer, composer , Composer of Danzas , Singer/composer , Singer, composer , Singer , Singer and composer Composed many of Puerto Rico’s Christmas themes a.k.a. "Fat Joe", Rapper , Cellist Former President of Manhattan School of Music, widow of musician’s Pablo Casals and Eugene Istomin. , Cellist (Puerto Rican mother) World renowned classical musician , Singer Salsa music singer , Composer Cepeda is "The Patriarch of the Bomba and Plena" , Singer and vedette , R&B/Pop singer/songwriter[40] , Salsa singer Lloyd Banks • a.k.a. "El Gallito de Manati", Singer • , Singer Member of The Cover Girls • , Freestyle producer Founder and member of C + C Music Factory • , Salsa composer • , Orchestra leader • , Composer and classical guitarist • ,Singer • , Salsa band leader • , Merengue singer • , Singer/composer of Puerto Rican folk songs • , Salsa singer, bandleader • , Bandleader Considered to be "The Father of the Boogaloo" D. • a.k.a. "El Father", Reggaeton singer • , Opera singer • a.k.a. "Rafael José", Singer and television host • , Bolero singer

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• , Singer G. • , Singer Former member of "Menudo" • , Singer/songwriter • , Conga player, songwriter • , Singer, songwriter, actress, model[41] • , Salsa singer • , Composer [42] • , Singer H. • a.k.a. "Manny Manuel", Singer • , Salsa musician Composed the musical theme for the television series "Sex and the City" • Composer Composer of "Preciosa" and "Lamento Borincano" • , Percussionist I. • , Salsa composer/musical arranger • , Musician Founder of "El Gran Combo" orchestra J. • a.k.a. "El Jíbaro", Singer, trovador, and composer. Known for his nationalistic themes. • a.k.a. "La Dama de la Canción", singer • , Rapper K. • , Rapper L. • , a.k.a. the "Princess of Salsa", Slsa singer. • , Pop/salsa singer • , Singer • , Salsa singer • a.k.a. "Don Omar", Reggaeton singer • , Composer, musical director Founder "La Selecta" orchestra. • , Salsa singer • , Music producer/ deejay • , Freestyle singer • a.k.a. "Cheka", Reggaeton artist • , Singer, Former member of "Menudo" • a.k.a. "Vico C", Rapper • , Lead pianist of "La Sonora Ponceña" • , Singer M. • , Singer • , Opera singer, countertenor • , Soprano singer • , Singer, actress, radio personality • a.k.a. "El Maestro Ladí" Was an accomplished cuatro player and

Ricky Martin • , Musician, composer • , Singer Member of the Backstreet Boys • Composer Composer of "Canciones Escolares" • , Singer Member of DLG (Puerto Rican mother) • , Singer, composer E. • , Musician, singer, composer • simply known as "Tego Calderón", Reggaeton singer • , Composer Composer of "En Mi Viejo San Juan" • , Singer, composer and poet F. • , Singer • , Singer Former member of "Menudo" • , Salsa singer • , Singer Composed "Feliz Navidad" • , Singer • simply known as "Chayanne", Singer • , Composer Known as the "Father of the Modern Danza" • , Composer

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the first Puerto Rican musician to play solo on the radio. , Singer Former member of "Menudo" , Singer , R&B/Neo-Soul singer (Puerto Rican father) , Freestyle/Latin-pop singer. , Trombonist , Singer Former member of "Menudo" , Opera soprano , "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa", Singer and composer , Actor and Tony Award winning composer, and lyricist He is best known for writing and acting in the Broadway musical "In the Heights"[43] , Composer of Danzas , Bolero singer , singer, TV host, TV and theatrical actress
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• , Rapper • , Pop singer First Puerto Rican finalist in the popular television program American Idol (2009).[46] O. • , Salsa singer • , Singer, (Puerto Rican mother) • , R&B/reggaeton singer • , Singer R&B group City High. [47] • , Rapper • a.k.a. "Perico", Salsa singer, musician, composer, musical arranger and producer • , Salsa singer • a.k.a. "Shalim", Singer/actor • a.k.a. "Davilita", Bolero Singer P. • , Pianist, bandleader. • , Bandleader • , Tenor, opera singer First person in history to record an entire opera • , Danza composer • , Musician, composer and producer • , Singer Member of Calle 13 (band) • , Singer, songwriter Acclaimed folk, nueva canción, nueva trova singer[48] • a.k.a. "Ivy Queen" and "The Queen of Reggaeton" Reggaeton singer. • , Singer • a.k.a "Tito Puente", Musician, composer and producer Q. • , Singer/actor • , Danza composer • , Salsa singer • a.k.a. "Nieves Quintero", Musician Recognized as the father of the modern rhythm of the "cuatro" • , Pianist/composer of danzas R. • , Salsa singer[49] • , International Flamenco guitarist • a.k.a. "The King oif Salsa", Singer, composer. • , Singer, composer • , Singer Singer for Black Flag, 1979–1980 • , Musician • , Singer • , Opera singer • , "El Sonero Mayor", Salsa singer • , Salsa singer

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• , Trombonist and singer • a.k.a. "Maso", Composer Child music prodigy who went on to compose over 1,000 instrumental compositions for the cuatro, among which he treasured the waltz. • a.k.a. "La Voz", Singer of Boleros. • , Singer • , Salsa singer • a.k.a. "Tito Rodriguez", Singer and band leader • a.k.a. "El Conde", Salsa singer • , Composer and guitarist • , Percussionist and band leader • , Singer and television host, (ChinesePuerto Rican mother). • Salsa singer • , Singer and actress • , Singer, composer Former member of "Menudo" • , Producer/deejay/musician Member of musical duo Rosabel • , Composer, timbalero, bandleader • , Singer The "Indian" in the The Village People. • , Singer Former member of "Menudo" • , Singer of Danzas • , Salsa singer • , Jazz composer/musician • , Singer S. • , Singer • Singers Former members of "Menudo" • Latin Jazz musician, Composer, Educator, Grammy Nominee • , Singer Lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of Coheed and Cambria. • a.k. a. "Tempo", Reggaeton artist • a.k.a. "El Chuito de Bayamon", Singer • , Composer The first person ever to be named official pianist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra • , Salsa singer • , Composer, singer of boleros • , Salsa singer • Salsa singer • , Rock n Roll singer composed song "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" • , Salsa singer • , Singer and composer • , Salsa singer • , Salsa singer

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• , Singer Former member of "Menudo" • a.k.a "La Gorda de Oro" and "Madame Chencha", Singer, composer • , Composer Symphony orchestra conductor. • , Singer • , Singer Member of Eden’s Crush. • , Salsa singer (Puerto Rican mother) • , Singer T. • , Singer/composer • , Composer Known as "The Father of the Puerto Rican Danzas" • , Classical pianist and teacher • , Salsa singer • a.k.a. "Sahaj", Singer and musician vocalist/guitarist from the Rock band Ra. Brother of actress Rachel Ticotin.[50] • , Jazz musician and composer • , Freestyle trio • , Guitarist Lead guitarist of My Chemical Romance. • Musician, guitarist, and "cuatrista" • , Singer • , Musician Torres is a Latin Grammy award winning preeminent flautist in the Latin jazz genre.[51] • , Singer, composer, musician • , Singer V. • , Gospel singer • , Filipino musician (Puerto Rican mother) • , Musician/bandleader • , Rock singer Member of Suicide • a.k.a. "Little Louie Vega", Producer/ musician Member of Masters At Work • , Salsa singer • , Singer Singer of Lisa Lisa Cult Jam. • simply known as "Wilkins", Singer and composer • music artist, guitarist, singer and composer W. • , Reaggaeton artists, Known as "El Duo de la Historia"

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• U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius and the Seychelles • former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

Criminals and outlaws
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who were infamous and well known Criminals and outlaws. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and chronologically by the century in which notability was achieved, and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. Pre-20th Century • Infamous pirate 20th Century • a.k.a. "The Capeman" Criminal and poet. • Infamous outlaw. • Actress, criminal. • a.k.a. "Toño Bicicleta" Infamous outlaw. • a.k.a. "Isabel la Negra" Madam of a notorious brothel. • Mobster 21st Century • Convicted supporter of terrorism.

Educators and scientists
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers in the fields of Education or science All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. • Educator First Puerto Rican astronaut • Educator One of the founding members of the Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Genealogía (Puerto Rican Genealogical Society)[52] • Psychologist, educator First Hispanic Educator to have a North American University renamed in his honor and one of the first Hispanics to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology in the United States.[53] • Anthropologist, archaeologist and educator "Father of Modern Puerto Rican Archaeology". • Educator Founder of the Department of Hispanic Studies in the University of Puerto Rico. • UPR Professor, author First modern-day Official Historian of Puerto Rico/ • Surgeon The first Puerto Rican specialist certified by the American Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Board, performed the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique on the island in 1985.[54] • Former Resident Commissioner Longest serving chancellor and president of the University of Puerto Rico • Educator Academic who became a leading figure in Puerto Rican Studies.[55] • Former chair of Civil Engineering at MIT One of the world’s leading experts in hydrometeorology and global warming. • Electronic engineer, aerospace technologist

Diplomats
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who are notable Diplomats. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and chronologically by century and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. 20th Century • former U.S. Ambassador to Chile • former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica • former U.S. Ambassador to Guyana • former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela and head of Alliance for Progress (see also politicians) • Admiral (Ret.), former U.S. Ambassador to Spain (see also Military) 21st Century

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Busquets is involved in the development and application of multifunction control/ display switch technology in 1983 and Development and application of a microprocessor-based I/O system for simulator use in 1984. • Scientist Chief of NASA’s (JSC) Space and Health Care Systems Office. • First Hispanic and first woman U.S. Surgeon General (1990-93). • educator Declared Venerable in 2004 by Pope John Paul II; process for beatification is now in motion with Benedictine Fr. Oscar Rivera as Procurator of the Cause. • Ph.D., scientist, clinical andrologist and embryologist Dr. Correa-Pérez is a scientist who is credited with becoming the first clinical Andrologist and Embryologist in Puerto Rico. • NASA scientist Played an instrumental role in the design and development of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) parachute. • Educator In Peru, Hostos helped to develop that country’s educational system and spoke against the harsh treatment given to the Chinese who lived there. He stayed in Chile from 1870 to 1873. During his stay there, he taught at the University of Chile and gave a speech titled "The Scientific Education of Women." He proposed in his speech that governments permit women in their colleges. Soon after, Chile allowed women to enter its college educational system. (see also Politicians and Authors) • Mechanical Engineer, Aero-Space Technologist First Puerto Rican to work for NASA. • Political scientist Author of "Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans" (2004) and co-editor of the book, "Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City" (2004). • Educator, writer and activist. • Astronaut applicant and astrophysicist in NASA Figueroa pioneered the development of position-sensitive detectors. • Mechanical engineer Director of Mars Exploration in NASA.

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• Astrophysicist at NASA Figueroa-Viñas is the first Puerto Rican astrophysicist at NASA working in solar plasma physics. As a senior research scientist he is involved in many NASA missions such as Wind, SOHO, Cluster and MMS projects in which he is the author and co-author of numerous scientific papers in his field.[56] • First Puerto Rican Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and an Admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.[57] • Current president, UPR, former Dean of UPR Law School. • Scientist First Puerto Rican Director of the Arecibo Observatory the world’s largest single dish radio telescope. • NASA engineer Is the highest ranking Hispanic at NASA Glenn Research Center and a member of the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. • Current Official Historian of Puerto Rico. • Professor/Historian/Scientist Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rican, Professor in Agricultural & Biomedical Engineering University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez[58] • NASA engineer Hernández-Pellerano designs, builds and tests the electronics that will regulate the solar array power in order to charge the spacecraft battery and distribute power to the different loads or users inside various spacecraft at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. • Aerospace engineer, aerospace technologist Hortas is the author and or co-author of over 35 technical papers in the areas of system identification, vibration control and isolation, optimal control design and implementation, optimal actuator/sensor placement, model testing, and experimental verification of control methodologies • Electronic engineer, aerospace technologist Liceaga leads the development of proposal guidelines; and the technical,

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management, and cost evaluation of the proposals For the Explorer Program. Physician, writer, educator, medical missionary Computer engineer, aero-space technologist Martinez is the "Flight Systems and Software Branch" software manager for the new Cockpit Motion Facility at NASA Langley Research Center. Electronic engineer, rocket scientist Martinez is the lead electrical engineer for the Space Experiment Module program at the Wallops Flight Facility located in Virginia which is part of NASA’s Goddard Flight Facility. Educator, writer poet. Educator Founder of the Ana G. Mendez University System. Marine Biologist and oceanographer. Founder of the Red Caribeña de Varamientos. Ph.D., M.D., Ed. D., The first person of Hispanic heritage to be named Aerospace Physiologist in the United States Air Force and NASA.(See also Military) Mechanical engineer Chief of Crew Health Care Systems and Exercise Countermeasures in NASA. Educator Founder of "ASPIRA" was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Educator Superintendent of the Sequoia Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ramos is one of the few deaf Hispanics to earn a doctorate from Gallaudet University Ph.D., educator Founded, The Christian University (La Universidad Cristiana) [59] Research engineer and scientist Reaves is responsible for the design of a viable full-scale solar sail and the development and testing of a scale model solar sail at NASA Langley Research Center. Inventor and workshop organizer Invented life-saving water filters based on pottery. [60] Educator Founded the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayagüez, has discovered numerous

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animal species and has written several books. Ph.D., Puerto Rican NASA scientist Rodón-Naveira was the first Hispanic woman to hold the Deputy Directorship for the Environmental Sciences Division within the National Exposure Research Laboratory. , mechanical engineer, Chief of the Integration Office of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office. Inventor, Mechanical Engineer Rodríguez is the director of a test laboratory at NASA. He invented a portable, battery-operated lift seat for people suffering from knee arthritis. , Dentist, scientist Rodríguez Vargas discovered the bacteria which causes dental cavity (See also: Military). Scientist, microbiologist Román helped build the International Space Station. Educator and suffragist Roque was one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico.

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to work for the Department of Justice of Puerto Rico. She defended the use of the Spanish language in the courts of Puerto Rico, before the Supreme Court, and won

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• , 7th elected and first female governor of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. • , 9th elected governor of Puerto Rico from 2009 to present.

Governors
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have served as Governors or First Ladies of the island. All future additions to this section must be placed chronologically in the appropriate century and alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. Pre-20th Century • , First Puerto Rican to be temporary governor, from 1506 to 1512. 20th Century • , 3rd elected governor of Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1973. (see also Industrialists). • , 4th elected governor of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1977, and then again from 1985 to 1993. • , He was the second Puerto Rican native to serve as temporary Governor of Puerto Rico. In 1923, he served as interim governor between the administrations of Emmet Montgomery Reily and Horace Mann Towner.[65] • , 1st elected governor of Puerto Rico from 1949 to 1965. • , First Puerto Rican to be named governor of the Island by a U.S. President; served from 1946 to 1949. • , 5th elected governor of Puerto Rico from 1977 to 1985. • , 6th elected governor of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001. • , 2nd elected governor of Puerto Rico from 1965 to 1969. 21st Century • , 8th elected governor of Puerto Rico from 2005 to 2009.

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• , First Spouse of Puerto Rico (2003-2004), first male spouse to marry incumbent governor. • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (1965-1967), first to divorce incumbent governor. • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (1977-1985), Trustee, Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (2005-2009). • , First male Governor’s Spouse (2001-2002), businessman and political analyst. • , Youngest First Lady of Puerto Rico (1973-77, 1985-92). • , First Lady of Puerto Rico, revered teacher and cultural leader. • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (1993-2001). • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (1969-1970), only one to die during husband’s term. • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (1967-1969), retired Appellate Judge, first to marry an incumbent governor. • , First Lady of Puerto Rico (2009-present).

Journalists
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Journalists. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. • , Acosta was a distinguished journalist and

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a fervent advocate of the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico. , First Puerto Rican journalist.[66] , Anchor for "Al Rojo Vivo". , Reporter, WXTV in New York , Owner and publisher of the now defunct daily "El Imparcial". , Journalist, co-host of Univisions "Primer Impacto". , Atlanta-based Exec VP CNN en Español. , Investigative journalist on Univision’s nightly news broadcast. , Co-host of Univisions "Primer Impacto". , Journalist, wrote lyrics to "La Borinqueña". , New York City investigative journalist. , Former newscaster for "Telenoticias en accion". , Journalist and meteorologist for Univisions "Despierta America". , Court TV Journalist and former first-lady of San Francisco (Puerto Rican mother). , Founding editor of Claridad newspaper; novelist/political activist. , Journalist, first Puerto Rican woman named news anchor in Puerto Rico. , Anchor for the Spanish version of ESPN Sports Center. , Journalist and news anchor on KYW-TV in Philadelphia. , New York City television news personality (sister of Jennifer Lopez). , Journalist and news anchor on NBC’s The Today Show , Emmy-award winning New York City television news anchor.

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• , News director for WSKN Radio Isla.[67] • , New York City meteorologist (daughter of Tito Puente). • , Emmy-award winning New York City television news anchor. • , Attorney, journalist, writer, reporter and former talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large, and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. • , Radio and television journalist.[68] • , Anchor for "Telefutura". • , Senior Correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. • , Journalist and news anchor for WAPA-TV. • , Former co-anchor ABC World News Tonight.

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The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers in the fields of Law Enforcement or as Judges. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. • , Former PR Chief Justice and sports official. • , Circuit Judge, First Puerto Rican to serve as a federal judge in the continental United States, mentioned as possible Associate Justice. • , U.S. Marshal Hawaiian-Puerto Rican, first woman to be named U.S. Marshal. • , Youngest United States District Judge (2006-present). • , controversial undercover police officer.

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• , Former SIB deputy director and Hall of Fame Martial Arts Instructor. • , Puerto Rico’s first Consumer Affairs Secretary, current Chief Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. • , Federal District Judge First female Hispanic state judge in New York. • , First Puerto Rican to make it to the rank of Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).[69] • , First Afro-Puerto Rican nominee to the Puerto Rico Supreme Court[70] • , INS Officer who was named in 9/11 Commission Report; denied entry to terrorist in August 2001. • , First Puerto Rican to achieve the position of Deputy Administrator (DA) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on March 2000. This is the second highest position in the DEA and it is also a U.S. Presidential Appointment. Prior of becoming the DA, he was the Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Office.[71] • , First Puerto Rican and Latino New Jersey State Supreme Court Justice. • , First Puerto Rican to hold the United States Attorney’s post in New York on an interim basis.[72] • , First Puerto Rican U.S. Federal Judge of Puerto Rico. • , Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the highest court for the District of Columbia. • , Controversial Chief Justice and U.S. Attorney in Puerto Rico. • , First Puerto Rican woman to serve as a U.S. Circuit Court judge and candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court. • , Retired FBI senior agent and longestserving state police superintendent.

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• , Circuit Judge First Puerto Rican to serve as Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. • , Former Chief Justice, Attorney General of Puerto Rico and author. • , First female Puerto Rican federal district judge and Chief Judge. • , First Puerto Rican woman admitted to the New York State Bar and first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to the New York Supreme Court.

Military
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have served as in the Military. All future additions to this section must provide a reliable verifiable source which cites the person’s notability, otherwise it will be removed. In order to avoid any confusion, the names in the military section have been placed in alphabetical order by surname and not by rank, plus the list has been divided by the century in which the person became notable. In the case that a person has two surnames, the first (paternal) surname will be used as the base for placement. 17th century • , Captain, Puerto Rican Militia Defeated Captain Balduino Enrico (Boudewijn Hendricksz), who in 1625 was ordered by the Dutch to capture Puerto Rico.[73] 18th century • , Captain, Spanish Army Puerto Rican hero who defended the town Arecibo in 1702 from an invasion by defeating the British. He was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry"[74] • , Sergeants, Puerto Rican militia They were two brothers in the Toa Baja Militia who helped defeat Sir Ralph Abercromby and defend Puerto Rico from a British invasion in 1797.[75] • , Captain, Spanish Navy In 1713, Henríquez defeated the British in Vieques and was awarded the La Medalla

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de Oro de la Real Efigie (The Gold Medal of the Royal Effigy).[76] 19th century • , 2nd Lieutenant, Spanish Army Alonso Zayas was the commander of the 2nd Expeditionary Battalion of the Spanish Army stationed in Baler which fought in the Siege of Baler in the Philippines.[77] • , Lieutenant, Cuban Liberation Army Gonzalo Marin is considered by many as the designer of the Puerto Rican Flag was a poet and journalist who fought alongside José Martí for Cuba’s independence.[78] • , Brigadier General, Spanish Army In 1863, Padial’s battalion was deployed with the intention of "squashing" a proindependence rebellion in the Dominican Republic in which he was wounded. Padial played an essential role in the abolishment of slavery in Puerto Rico.[79] • , Admiral, Spanish Navy Power y Giralt was a distinguished naval officier who during the years of 1808-1809 led the defense of the Spanish Colony of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) against an invasion from Napoleon’s French forces by enforcing a blockade in support of Spanish ground troops.[80] • Captain, Spanish Army Rivero Méndez fired the first shot against the United States in the Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico. Rivero Mendez later invented the "Kola Champagne", a soft drink .[81] • , Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Liberation Army. Ruis Rivera fought in "El Grito de Lares" under the command of Mathias Brugman, in Cuba’s Ten Years’ War (1868-1878) against Spain under the command of General Maximo Gomez and became the General of the Cuban Liberation Army of the West upon the death of General Antonio Maceo.[82] • , Commander in Chief of the Puerto Rican Liberation Army On September 28, 1868, Manuel Rojas led his about 800 men and women and took the town of Lares in a revolt against Spanish rule in what is known as the Grito de Lares.[83] • , Brigadier General Latin American revolutions Valero de Bernabe fought against the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Siege

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of Saragossa. He joined the Mexican Revolutionary Army headed by Agustín de Iturbideand was named Chief of Staff. He successfully fought for Mexico’s independence from Spain. Later he fought alongside Simón Bolívar and helped liberate South America from Spanish Colonial rule. Bernabe is known as the "Puerto Rican Liberator"[84] 20th century • , Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Acosta-Rosario was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized); 25th Infantry Division, United States Army who is currently the only Puerto Rican MIA whose body has never been recovered.[85] • , Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force Aponte is the former Director of the Innovation and Experimentation Directorate, United States Southern Command, the first Puerto Rican to hold said position.[86] • , Captain, Spanish Army Arenas Gapar was posthumously awarded the Cruz Laureada de San Fernando (Laureate Cross of Saint Ferdinand Spain’s version of the Medal of Honor) for his actions in the Rif War.[87] • , Private First Class, USMC Arroyo was the first Puerto Rican and American serviceman to be killed in Operation Restore Hope during the Somalian Civil War.[88] • , Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Benítez was a highly decorated submarine commander who led the rescue effort of the crew members of the USS Cochino which was involved in the first American undersea spy mission of the Cold War.[89] • , Colonel, U.S. Army Betances Ramírez was the first Puerto Rican to command a battalion in the Korean War. In 1952, he assumed the command of the 2nd Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment.[90] • , Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy In World War II Cabanillas was Executive Officer of the USS Texas and participated in the invasions of Africa and Normandy (D-Day).[91] • M.D., Vice Admiral, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Carmona served as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States under President George W. Bush.[92]

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• , Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Cartagena is the most decorated Hispanic in history. Cartagena distinguished himself in combat during the Korean War as a member of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry and is being considered for the Medal of Honor.[93] • , Tech4, U.S. Women’s Army Corps Contreras-Bozak was the first Hispanic to serve in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps. She served as an interpreter and in numerous administrative positions during World War II.[94] • , Major General, U.S. Army Cordero Dávila was the commanding officer of the 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War, thus becoming one of the highest ranking ethnic officers in the Army.[95] • , Brigadier General U.S. Air Force Cubero was a highly decorated member of the United States Air Force who in 1991, became the first Hispanic graduate of the United States Air Force Academy to be named Dean of the Faculty of the academy.[96] • , Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps Del Valle was the first Hispanic three-star Marine general. His military career included service in World War I, Haiti and Nicaragua during the so-called Banana Wars of the 1920s, and in the seizure of Guadalcanal and later as Commanding General of the U.S. 1st Marine Division during World War ll played an instrumental role in the defeat of the Japanese forces in Okinawa.[97] • , Lieutenant, Abraham Lincoln International Brigade Delgado was the first Puerto Rican and one of the first U. S. citizens to fight and to die in the Spanish Civil War against General Francisco Franco and the Spanish Nationalists.[98] • Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Diaz is the first Hispanic to become the Director of the San Diego Naval Medical District.[99] • , 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Women’s Army Corps Dumler was one of the first Puerto Rican women Army officers. In 1944, she was sworn in as a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 161st General Hospital in San Juan.[100]

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• , Major General, U.S. Army In 1915, Esteves became the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic to graduate from the United States Military Academy. Esteves also organized the Puerto Rican National Guard.[101] • , Major General, U.S. Air Force Felices was the first Puerto Rican general in the U.S. Air Force. In 1953, Felices flew in 19 combat missions over North Korea, during the Korean War. In 1957, he participated in a historic project that was given to Fifteenth Air Force by the Strategic Air Command headquarters known as "Operation Power-Flite". Operation Power-Flite was the first around the world flight by an all-jet aircraft.[102] • , CWO3, USMC Franco was the first Hispanic woman Chief Warrant Officer in the Marine Corps. In 1965, Franco was named Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, Paul Henry Nitze by the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.[103] • , Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy During World War II García was commander of the Destroyer USS Sloat and saw action in the invasions of Africa, Sicily, and France.[104] • , Private First Class, USMC Garcia was the first Puerto Rican awarded the Medal of Honor. He was posthumously awarded the medal for his actions against enemy aggressor forces in the Korea War on September 5, 1952.[105] • , Captain, United States Air Force In 1980, Garcia Cubero became the first Hispanic woman graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the first to graduate from an American Military Academy.[106] • , Brigadier General, USAF World War II hero, recipient of 5 Distinguished Flying Cross’s and founder of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. Gilormini had previously flown for the Royal Canadian Air Force(1941) and the Royal Air Force (1941 - 1942).[107] • , General, Spanish Army Goded Llopis was a high ranking Puerto Rican in the Spanish Army who was one of the first generales to join Spanish General Francisco Franco, in the revolt against the Spanish Republican government (also known as Spanish loyalists) in what is

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known as the Spanish Civil War. Previously, Goded Llopis had distinguished himself in the Battle of Alhucemas of the Rif War.[108] , Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy Hernández was the first Hispanic to be named Vice Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command. He flew two combat tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and in 1980, took command of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVA/CV-67). The Kennedy is one of two non-nuclear aircraft carriers still on active duty with the United States Navy.[109] , Sergeant, U.S. Army Hernández was killed in Panama on the eve of President George H. W. Bush’s visit. His accused murderer, Pedro Miguel González Pinzón, was acquitted and later elected President of Panamá’s National Congress, an event which has generated protests from the governments of the United States and Puerto Rico.[110] , Major General, U.S. Air Force Llenza is the second Puerto Rican to reach the rank of Major General (two-star General) in the United States Air Force. He was the Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard.[111] , Private First Class, U.S. Army Lozada was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 20, 1967, at Dak To in the Republic of Vietnam.[112] , Brigadier General, U.S.Air Force In 1965, Maldonado became the youngest person to pilot a B-52 aircraft. His active participation in the Vietnam War included 183 air combat missions.[113] , Private First Class, U.S. Army Martinez destroyed a German Infantry unit and tank in Tuniz by providing heavy artillery fire, saving his platoon from being attacked in the process. He received the Distinguished Service Cross from General George S. Patton, becoming the first Puerto Rican recipient of said military decoration. [114] , MD, MPH, Major General, U.S. Army Martinez Lopez was first Hispanic to head the Army Medical and Research Command.[115] , Colonel, U.S. Army Marxuach, the son of Teofilo Marxuach, is

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"The Father of the San Juan Civil Defense"[116] , Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Marxuach ordered the first shot fired in World War I on behalf of the United States on an armed German supply ship trying to force its way out of the San Juan Bay.[117] , Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Mayer was the first Hispanic Commander of the Naval Safety Center. He led an international naval exercise known as Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2003 from his flagship, the USS Vella Gulf (CG-72). It was the first time in the 31 year history of BALTOPS that the exercise included combined ground troops from Russia, Poland, Denmark and the United States.[118] Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Mendez was awarded the Navy Cross in Vietnam and is being considered for the Medal of Honor. He saved the life of his Lieutenant - Ronald D. Castille, who went on to become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.[119] , Major General, U.S. Army Mendez was the first Puerto Rican to assume the positions of Army Deputy Surgeon General, Commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.[120] , Colonel, U.S. Army Miller was the Regimental Commander of the 442d Regimental Combat Team (RCT), a unit which was composed of "Nisei" (second generation Americans of Japanese descent), during World War II. He led the 442nd in its rescue of the Lost Texas Battalion of the 36th Infantry Division, in the forests of the Vosges Mountains in northeastern France.[121] , Ph.D., M.D., Ed. D., Captain, United States Air Force Muñiz was the first person of Hispanic heritage to be named Aerospace Physiologist in the United States Air Force and NASA.[113] , Major General, U.S. Army Navas is the first Puerto Rican named Assistant Secretary of the Navy. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Navas was nominated in 2001 by President George W. Bush to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).[122]

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• , Colonel, U.S. Air Force Negroni was the first Puerto Rican graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. A Veteran of the Vietnam War, Negroni was awarded the Aeronautical Merit Cross, Spains highest Air Force peacetime award for his contributions to the successful implementation of the United States-Spain Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.[123] • , Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force Nido was a World War II hero who cofounder of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard and served as it’s commander for many years[124] • , Private First Class, USMC Núñez-Juarez was listed as Missing in Action during the Korean War and posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, second highest medal after the Medal of Honor, that can be awarded by the Department of the Navy. He was the only Puerto Rican member of the United States Marine Corps whose remains have never been recovered and who was listed as Missing in Action during the Korean War.
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• , Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army With 22 military decorations Ramos Calero was the most decorated soldier in all of the United States during World War II.[90] • , Major, U.S. Air Force Ribas-Dominicci was one of the pilots who participated in the Libyan air raid as member of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing. His F-111F was shot down in action over the disputed Gulf of Sidra off the Libyan coast. Ribas-Dominicci and his weapons systems officer, Capt. Paul Lorence, were the only U.S. casualties of Operation El Dorado Canyon.[132] • , Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the United States Naval Academy and the first to be awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in World War I.[133] • , Brigadier General, U.S. Army Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to receive a "Tombstone promotion" to Brigadier General which technically makes him the first Hispanic general in the regular Army.[134] • , Second Lieutenant, Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, U.S. Army Rigau Carrera was the first Puerto Rican to become a pilot and a parachutist in the United States Army.[135] • , Captain, USMC Rivera was the first Puerto Rican and U.S. servicemen to die in Operation Desert Shield.[136] • , M.D., Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force In 1994, Rivera became the first Hispanic to be named medical commander in the Air Force. He was responsible for the provision of health of health care to more than 50,000 patients. [137] • , Admiral, U.S. Navy In 1964, Rivero became the first Puerto Rican and second Hispanic four-star admiral. Rivero participated in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and in 1962, Admiral Rivero was the commander of the American fleet sent by President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis to set up a quarantine (blockade) of the Soviet ships in an effort to stop the Cold War from escalating into World War III.[138][139] • , Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Rodriguez was a member of Puerto Rico’s

• , Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army Otero Barreto was the most decorated soldier in the Vietnam War (38 decorations) - 3 Silver Star Medals, 5 Bronze Star Medals with Valor, 5 Purple Heart Medals and 5 Air Medals..[126][127] • , Brigadier General U. S. Air Force Portela served in the position of Assistant Adjutant General for Air while also serving as commander of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. In 1972, Portela became the youngest C-141 Starlifter aircraft commander and captain at age 22. Portela is also the only reservist ever to serve as director of mobility forces for Bosnia.[128] • , Captain, U.S. Navy Ramírez de Arellano was the first Hispanic submarine commander. He was awarded two Silver Stars and a Bronze Star for his actions against the Japanese Imperial Navy during World War II.[129][130] • , Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force Ramos was the first Hispanic to serve as commander, Air Force Security Assistance Center, Air Force Materiel Command, and dual-hatted as Assistant to the Commander for International Affairs, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command.[131]

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65th Infantry. He earned two Silver Stars within a seven day period during the Korean War.[140]. , Brigadier General, U.S. Army Rodríguez Balinas was the first commander of the Office of the First U.S. Army Deputy Command. During the Korean War he fought with Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment and was awarded the Silver Star Medal[141] , DDS, Major, U.S. Army Rodríguez Vargas was an odontologist (dentist), scientist and a Major in the U.S. Army who in 1921 discovered the bacteria which causes dental caries.[142][143] , Captain, U.S. Army Rubio was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Tay Ninh Province in the Republic of Vietnam on November 8, 1966.[144] , Sergeant Major, USMC Santiago has the distinction of being the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines first Hispanic Sergeant Major and its first Sergeant Major since its reactivation on July 13, 2007.[145] , Sp4c, U.S. Army In 1968, Santiago-Colón was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Quang Tri Province, Vietnam as member of Company B of the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.[146] , Colonel, U.S. Army In 1943, Segarra became the first Puerto Rican Regular Army officer to command a Regular Army Regiment when he assumed the command of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment which at the time was conducting security missions in the jungles of Panama.[147] , Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC Segarra is the first Puerto Rican to reach the grade of Master Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps within his MOS.[148] , Private, USMC Toro was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his "extraordinary heroism in battle"[149] while fighting in Nicaragua during the second Nicaragua campaign in 1927. , Captain, U.S. Army In 2002, Versace was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war (POW)

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during the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the U.S. Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed in Southeast Asia while in captivity.[150] • , Colonel, U.S. Army Villaronga was the first Puerto Rican to be elected as Mayor of a Texas city (Killeen).[151] 21st century • , Captain, U.S. Army Castro is one of three blind active-duty officers who serves in the US Army and the only blind officer serving in the United States Army Special Forces. [152] • , Second Lieutenant, U.S.Air Force In 2007 Levy became the first Puerto Rican Rhodes scholar.[153][154] • , Captain, U.S. Army Ortiz was the first Puerto Rican nurse to die in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the first Army nurse to die in combat since the Vietnam conflict.[155]. • , Brigadier General, U.S. Army Pagan is the first Hispanic of Puerto Rican descent to become Deputy Commanding General of the U.S.Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. [156] • , SPC., U.S. Army In 2005, Robles was the first female soldier born in Puerto Rico to die in combat as an active soldier during Operation Iraqi Freedom.[157] • , SPC., U.S. Army On November 2, 2003, Vega became the first female soldier of Puerto Rican descent to die in a combat zone during Operation Iraqi Freedom.[158]

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The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this list’s header, who have led notable careers in the field of politics. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and within the and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. 19th Century • "The Father of Puerto Rico’s Autonomy". • "The Father of Puerto Rico’s Statehood Movement" • a.k.a. "El Ciudadano de las Americas" (The Citizen of the Americas)

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educator, philosopher, intellectual, lawyer,sociologist and independence advocate. • The first resident commissioner to the United States. • (1848 - 1910) Marxuach Echavarría was the only Puerto Rican to serve as the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico under both Spanish and American rule. He served in 1897 for the Liberal Reformista Party and again from 1900-1901 for the Puerto Rican Republican Party.[159] • former Resident Commissioner, journalist, politician (father of Luis Muñoz Marín). • The first president of Puerto Rico’s Autonomic Cabinet. • President of the Republic of Puerto Rico (September 23, 1868), during the Grito de Lares revolt. • Leader of the Grito de Lares revolt. • abolitionist.[160] • Puerto Rico patriot and leader of cooperative movement in Puerto Rico. 20th Century • Former Mayor of San Juan, 1996 PDP gubernatorial candidate. • President and principal leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. • First Puerto Rican woman elected to any state assembly, chair New York Hispanic Legislative Caucus. • First Puerto Rican to serve in U.S. Congress. • Former president of Dominican Republic (Puerto Rican father). • Founder of the Puerto Rican Liberal Party, first president of the Senate of Puerto Rico. • Former Mayor of Caguas. •

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President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). • "The Father of the Puerto Rican Nation", main leader of the Grito de Lares revolution. • Former president of Dominican Republic (Puerto Rican mother). • Founder of the Puerto Rican Independence Party. • Founder of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. • Former Mayor of Ponce. • Former New York State Assemblyman, pioneer of CRA advocacy and legislation.[161] • First Puerto Rican cardiologist and Resident Commissioner. • Former Mayor of Miami, Florida. • Former Bronx (New York City) borough president and New York City mayoral candidate. • 2008 gubernatorial candidate and founder of Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party (PPR).[162] • California State Assemblywoman (only Latina Republican in state government). • Former New York State Assemblyman, State Senator and U.S. Representative. • Former New York State Assemblyman, in 1937 he became the first Puerto Rican to be elected to public office in the continental United States and in 1956, he also became the first Puerto Rican to be nominated as the Republican candidate for Justice of the City Court.[163] • Youngest Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico’s history. The Mayagüez General Post Office was named after him. • Illinois Congressman.

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• Founder of the first Puerto Rico Socialist Party, labor activist and former Resident Commissioner. • Former New York City councilwoman/ activist. • Connecticut House of Representatives. • Founder of the Movimiento Pro Independencia and the modern Puerto Rican Socialist Party. • First Puerto Rican New York State Senator. • New York City councilwoman/activist. • Architect of Operation Bootstrap, former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela (1961-1964). • 1992 PDP candidate for governor (daughter of Luis Muñoz Marín). • Senator, last surviving drafter of Puerto Rico Constitution. • Florida state representative and Republican candidate for congressional seat left vacant after the Mark Foley scandal. • New York State Assemblyman, author of nation’s first cellphone driving ban. • Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana. • Former Mayor of San Juan, founder Puerto Rican Renewal Party. • Re-elected Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. • New York State Assemblyman, son of former congressman. • First Puerto Rican of the Republican Party elected to Florida House of Representatives. • Former Speaker of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives. • • • • • • • • •

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United States Congressman (Puerto Rican father).[164] • Former Senate President, educator, current columnist for El Vocero newspaper. First woman to be elected Mayor of an American capital city. Mayor of Bayamón 1977-2001. • Mayor of Passaic, New Jersey. First female Puerto Rico Independence Party (PIP) member to be elected to the Puerto Rican Senate. Mayor of Vieques (1985-2000). • Current three-term Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Vice President of the New Progressive Party, former senator. Most senior Puerto Rican congressman, Chair of House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services. First Hispanic woman appointed as one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). • First Puerto Rican congresswoman, Chair of House Small Business Committee. First Puerto Rican to be elected mayor in Texas. Mayor of Killeen, Texas. Former Speaker, Puerto Rican House of Representatives; current Puerto Rico Court of Appeals judge. 21st Century • 17th Surgeon General of the United States, physician • Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State, President-elect of National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). • Incoming Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.[165] • Former President of the Puerto Rico

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Senate, and current Secretary of State/ Lieutenant Governor of Puerto Rico. • 14th Surgeon General of the U.S., Vice Admiral, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps • Former PR Attorney General, 2008 NPP candidate for Resident Commissioner. • Co-chair of winning Hillary Clinton primary campaign, Democratic State Chair and former senator and PDP congressional candidate. • Incoming President of the Senate of Puerto Rico.[166] • New York State Senator

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• , Sor Catholic nun awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom. • , "Mita" Founder of "Mita" religion. • , Bishop Diocese of Caguas, prominent in NavyVieques protests. • , Archbishop of San Juan • , Reverend Outspoken Pentecostal pastor. • , Reverend First Puerto Rican Episcopal Bishop. • , "Beato Charlie" Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2001. • , "Aaron" Current leader of "Mita" religion. 21st century • , Father Priest and television host. • Controversial religious leader who referrers to himself as the Antichrist.

Religion
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who are notable religious leaders. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and by century and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. Pre-20th century • , Fray First historian to extensively document Puerto Rico’s history, nationality and culture. • , Bishop First Puerto Rican to become a bishop. • , Father Puerto Rico’s first poet. • , Father First to write about the history of Puerto Rico. 20th century • , Bishop The second native Puerto Rican to serve as Bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico of the Episcopal Church. • , Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan Only Puerto Rican to become a Roman Catholic cardinal. • , Reverend Pentecostal leader. • , Reverend Former gangster turned minister.

Sports
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as sportspersons . All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. A. • figure skater and Olympic medalist. • former baseball player, MLB All-Star. • baseball player. • baseball player. • former NCAA volleyball player for UCLA, international volleyball instructor and coach.[167] • NBA player, Denver Nuggets (Puerto Rican father). • Born to a Puerto Rican mother, in 1995, the first Hispanic and the first non-black in 52 years to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.[168] • soccer player, (Puerto Rican mother).

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• NBA player, Orlando Magic. B. • former basketball player, most recent recipient of Puerto Rico Olympic Medal of Honor. • Olympic, PanAm and Central American games swimmer. • thoroughbred racing jockey.[169] • baseball, center fielder New York Mets. • boxer, member of Boxing Hall of Fame. • retired fencer, former Secretary of Sports and Recreation. • baseball player, first Puerto Rican in Major League Baseball. • tennis player. C. • baseball player. • boxer/world champion. • boxer/ former world champion. • swimmer, first Puerto Rican to reach final Championships. • baseball player, member of Baseball Hall of Fame. • baseball player, first Puerto Rican member of Baseball Hall of Fame. • boxer, Chen was Puerto Rico’s frist professional boxer.[170] • renowned female bullfighter (Puerto Rican father)[171] • first Hispanic pro-rollerblader. • "The Mother of Puerto Rican Women’s Sports" • professional wrestler. • professional wrestler. G. • sailing • • • • • E. • • • • basketball player. • D. • • • • volleyball player. • •

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jockey, member of Jockey Hall of Fame. first black Puerto Rican woman in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team. • boxing referee. • professional boxer, former light welterweight and welterweight world champion.

baseball player whose number was retired by the Astros. basketball player - competed record 5 Olympic basketball tournaments - 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976.[172]

BSN basketball player.

first boxer to win cruiserweight world title four times. boxer, former world champion. baseball player, New York Mets.

inducted into the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame (2003). boxer, former world champion. baseball player, first Hispanic in the Reds franchise. boxer, first Puerto Rican world champion and member of Boxing Hall of Fame. boxer/former champion. F. • softball, Olympic gold medalist. baseball pitcher, first Puerto Rican to win 20 games in Major League.

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• first Puerto Rican to pitch and win World Series game. • boxer/former world champion and member of Boxing Hall of Fame. • boxer, first olympic medalist under flag of Puerto Rico, 1984 Summer Olympics. • marathon runner. • former baseball player. H. • track and field athlete. J. • baseball player, member of Baseball Hall of Fame (Puerto Rican father). K. • chess grandmaster. • professional wrestler. L. • former Olympic swimmer. • basketball player, first Puerto Rican to play in NBA • track and field athlete. • member of Mexican National Volleyball Team. • baseball player, Atlanta Braves. • baseball player, Boston Red Sox. M. • German soccer star and coach (Puerto Rican father). • former baseball player. • a.k.a. "El Gato" In 2008, became the first Puerto Rican born basketball player to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.[173] • Olympian boxer, only American citizen in 1980 Olympics. • basketball player. • tennis player. • P. • • • • O. • N. • • • • •

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boxer/former world champion. • boxer and member of Boxing Hall of Fame. BSN basketball player. wrestler, member of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame. skier, first Puerto Rican to belong to the U.S. Ski Team.

first Puerto Rican to play in Negro Leagues.

first Puerto Rican to hit home run in World Series. • professional boxer. boxer, member of Boxing Hall of Fame. former basketball player, PDP candidate for elective office in 2008. boxer, first Puerto Rican to win a Silver Olympic medal.

Puerto Rican National Volleyball Team.

bullfighter and only Puerto Rican member of the Bullfighting Hall of Fame. • , a.k.a. "Vic Power" baseball player, second black Puerto Rican in Major League Baseball. • baseball player, New York Yankees. Q. • professional boxer, former World Boxing Organization’s welterweight champion. R. • NBA and International basketball player.[174] • former president of Puerto Rican Olympic Committee.

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• NBA and International basketball player. • boxer a.k.a. "El Gallo" WBA Super Welterweight Champion. • Former UTEP star point guard and current point guard on Puerto Rico National Basketball team. • football player, first Puerto Rican selected to Pro Bowl. • football player, first Puerto Rican in the National Football League. • martial artist, founder of the Garyu Rico Do system, member of the Latin-American Martial Arts Hall of Fame.[175] • baseball player, New York Yankees. • basketball player. • boxer, first Puerto Rican to fight for world heavyweight title. • member of International Boxing Hall of Fame (2006). • golfer, member of Golf Hall of Fame. • martial artist, member of the International Jiu-Jitsu Hall of Fame.[176] • first Hispanic heavyweight boxing champion. S. • • former NBA basketball player • football player. • boxer/ former world champion. • professional wrestler. • martial artist, member of the International Karate Hall of Fame.[177] T. • basketball coach • holds BSN scoring record. W. • equestrian • • • • • • • • •

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boxer, member of Boxing Hall of Fame. boxer/ former world champion. V. • WWE wrestler. • swimmer, current president, PR Swimming Federation and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. boxer/ former champion. former WWF wrestler. • martial artist, first pugilist from Puerto Rico to win a world championship in kickboxing.[178] first Puerto Rican female boxer, to win a championship. boxer/ first Puerto Rican to win Olympic medal. first person of Puerto Rican descent to have coached an NBA team. basketball player, led the Ponce Lions team to six championships.

baseball player, New York Yankees.

Taínos
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who were notable Taínos or Taínas. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. • (Great Sun), Supreme Taíno chief, Supreme Cacique of Puerto Rico who welcomed Juan Ponce de Leon to the island • (The Brave), cacique and brother of Agueybaná, led the Taíno rebellion of 1511 against Juan Ponce de Leon and his men. • , cacique, area of Arecibo

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One of Puerto Rico’s most renowned artists and architects.[181] • Contemporary artist known as the "Puerto Rican Picasso" • Professor and graphic artist. • Painter, new media artist, director of Orificio.[182] • Contemporary painter known for creating socially conscious Verdadism art style since 1992. • Painter and graphic artist. • Painter • Puerto Rican impressionist artist & painter. • Painter, educator, and graphic artist • , Text based artist. He works mainly painting and drawing, as well as artist’s books.[183] • Internationally known abstract expressionist.[184] • Painter, graphic artist and photographer.[185][186]

Visual Artists
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, who have led notable careers as Visual Artists . All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. • Painter, founder of the Fundación Alfonso Arana. • Painter (Puerto Rican mother). • Sculptor of "El Jibaro Puertorriqueño" monument and Zeno Gandía statue. • Painter and sculptor. • Painter and sculptor from San Juan. • Sculptor. • Painter most known for his silk screening technique.[179] • Sculptor, photographer, video artist.[180] • First renowned Puerto Rican artist. • New Zealand-born artist, sculptor of La Rogativa statue in San Juan. • Painter and sculptor. • Painter and activist. • Mural artist.

Miscellaneous
The following section lists the names of Puerto Ricans as described by this List’s header, of notable people that do not qualify to be placed in any of the above sections. All future additions to this section must be placed in alphabetical order and provide a reliable verifiable source, otherwise it will be removed. • Educator, politician, attorney, public servant and sports leader. • , Film/television director The Good Girl, TV series Six Feet Under. • dancer/choreographer. • Nationalist and a former political prisoner.[187]

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• Celebrity chef, owner of Payá and Pikayo restaurants. • was the matriarch of the Benítez boxing family and a socialite. • Engineer who designed the Normandie Hotel. • "El Gigante de Carolina", was the tallest Puerto Rican. • Illusionist/magician (Puerto Rican father). • Founder of Menudo. • Cause celebre of the feminist movement. • Political commentator, lawyer. • Reality television contest winner/New York City firefighter who died in the September 11 attacks. • Breakdancer, president of Rock Steady Crew. • Puerto Rico’s first female aviator. [188] • Nationalist and a political prisoner. [189] • Dancer/choreographer who founded the ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company.[190] • Astrologer. • "Commander in chief" ("Responsible General") of the Boricua Popular Army. • Only female Puerto Rican Goldman. Environmental Award ("green Nobel prize") recipient.[191] • Actor Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. • Head of CIA division (2004-2008). • , controversial PRIDCO Executive Director. • "La Cháchara", "La Condesa", "La Comay"[192][193] • "Pepe Locuaz" •

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See also
• Lists of people by nationality • Military history of Puerto Rico • List of Puerto Ricans in the United States Space Program‎ • List of Puerto Ricans of African descent • Sport in Puerto Rico • List of Major League Baseball players from Puerto Rico • List of Puerto Rican boxing world champions • List of Puerto Rican scientists and inventors

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