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Martín Travieso, Jr. (1882 – 1971) was a Puerto Rican politician, senator, lawyer, and judge. He was a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico from 1917 to 1921. He also served as Mayor of San Juan from 1921 to 1923.

Martín Travieso
4th Chief of Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
In office
Preceded byEmilio del Toro Cuebas
Succeeded byAngel de Jesús Sánchez
Mayor of San Juan
In office
Preceded byRoberto H. Todd Weels
Succeeded byRafael Díaz de Andino
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the at-large district
In office
Personal details
Born(1882-07-06)July 6, 1882
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Spain
DiedJanuary 15, 1971(1971-01-15) (aged 88)
Political partyUnion (Before 1931)
Liberal (1931–1948)
Republican Statehood (1948–1967)
New Progressive (1967–1971)
EducationCornell University (LLB)


Martín Travieso was born in 1882 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He received his law degree from Cornell University in 1903.

In 1904, Travieso joined the Union Party in Puerto Rico, serving as member of the Executive Cabinet from 1908 to 1914. In 1917, he served as provisional Governor.

That same year, Travieso was elected to the first Senate of Puerto Rico. He served as senator for one term until 1921. After that, he served as Mayor of San Juan from 1921 to 1923.

Travieso left the Union Party in 1931 and joined the Liberal Party of Puerto Rico. In 1936, he was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. He then served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico from 1944 to 1948.

For the 1948 general elections, Travieso was a candidate for Governor, representing a coalition of several parties (the Socialist Party and Puerto Rican Renewal Party, among others). However, he lost to Luis Muñoz Marín.

Travieso died in 1971 at age 88.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roberto H. Todd Wells
Mayor of San Juan
Succeeded by
Rafael Díaz de Andino
Legal offices
Preceded by
Pedro de Aldrey Montolio
Associate Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Pedro Pérez Pimentel
Preceded by
Emilio del Toro Cuebas
Chief of Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Angel de Jesús Sánchez
Party political offices
New political party Republican Statehood nominee for Governor of Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Francisco López Domínguez