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Juan Cancel Ríos

Politician

Juan Cancel Ríos Juan J. Cancel Ríos (August 20, 1925 — August 26, 1992) was a Puerto Rican politician and senator. He served as the 7th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1976. Juan Cancel Ríos was born on August 20, 1925 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. His parents were Juan Cancel Matos and Salustiana Ríos. Cancel Ríos studied his elementary at Rafael Balseiro Maceira Elementary School in Barceloneta, graduating in 1940. He then went to José Severo Quiñonez High School in Manatí, graduating in 1944. He then went to study at the University of Puerto Rico, but after his first year, enrolled with the United States Army to serve during World War II. In 1947, he was honorably discharged by the Army and he returned to the University, graduating in 1953 with two degrees: Social Science and Law. After passing the bar exam, he became an attorney. Cancel showed interest in politics since his youth. From 1957 to 1960, he presided the Municipal Assembly of Barceloneta. In 1960, he was elected as a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives for the District of Manatí-Barceloneta. He served in that position from 1961 to 1964. In 1964, Cancel was elected to the Senate of Puerto Rico for  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Place of birth
Barceloneta
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico

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