Francisco M. Susoni Abreu
|Francisco M. Susoni Abreu|
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Arecibo district
|Member of the Senate of Puerto Rico from the At-large district|
|President pro tempore of the Senate of Puerto Rico|
|Preceded by||Luis Padrón Rivera|
|Succeeded by||Samuel R. Quiñones|
Hatillo, Puerto Rico
|Died||1954 (aged 77–78)|
|Political party||Union of Puerto Rico
Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
Francisco María Susoni Abreu (1876 – Novemrber 28, 1954) was a Puerto Rican politician and senator. He was a member of the first Puerto Rican Senate formed in 1917, representing the District of Arecibo. He returned to politics in the 40s, and was elected again as senator for the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).
Susoni was part of the Board of the Union party, but he parted ways with it in 1929 when the party joined the Republican Party. In 1932, he joined the Liberal Party of Puerto Rico, but in 1936 he joined the faction led by Luis Muñoz Marín demanding independence to the island.
Susoni was participant in the founding of the Popular Democratic Party in 1938 and was reelected to the Senate of Puerto Rico in 1940. He served as its President pro tempore from 1941 to 1944. He was reelected in 1944, but was asked by his party to join the Puerto Rico House of Representatives instead. Susoni served as Speaker of the House in 1945.
Susoni died on November 28, 1954.
Luis Padrón Rivera
|President pro tempore of the Senate of Puerto Rico
Samuel R. Quiñones