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Santiago Polanco-Abreu (October 30, 1920 – January 18, 1988) was the 10th Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico.

Santiago Polanco Abreu
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Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1969
Preceded byAntonio Fernós-Isern
Succeeded byJorge Luis Córdova
18th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
In office
January 9, 1963 – January 2, 1965
Preceded byErnesto Ramos Antonini
Succeeded byArcilio Alvarado Alvarado
Personal details
BornOctober 30, 1920
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
DiedJanuary 18, 1988(1988-01-18) (aged 67)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyPopular Democratic Party, Democratic Party



Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Polanco-Abreu attended elementary and high schools in Isabela, Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, B.A., 1941, and LL.B., 1943. He joined Phi Sigma Alpha Fraternity.[1][2] He was admitted to the bar in 1943 and practiced law in Isabela and San Juan. Legal adviser to the Tax Court of Puerto Rico from 1943 to 1944. He served as member of the American Bar Association and Puerto Rico Bar Association. He was one of the founders of the Institute for Democratic Studies in San José, Costa Rica. He served in the House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1949 to 1964.[1] He served as member of the Constitutional Convention of Puerto Rico in 1951-1952. He was appointed speaker of the house from 1963 to 1964.

Polanco-Abreu was elected as a Popular Democrat to be Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico to the United States Congress, November 3, 1964, for the term ending January 3, 1969. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968. He resumed the practice of law. He was a resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico, until his death there on January 18, 1988. He was interred at the Isabella Municipal Cemetery in Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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  1. ^ a b Hernández, Rosario (July 20, 1993), R. de la C. 1310 (PDF) (in Spanish), House of Representatives of Puerto Rico, p. 2, retrieved September 1, 2010
  2. ^ "Capitulo Eterno". Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-04-27.


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