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Puerto Rico's at-large congressional district

Puerto Rico's At-large congressional district
Current Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi[note 1] (DSan Juan)
Area 3,515 mi²
Population (2000) 3,808,610
Median income $14,412
Ethnicity 6.8% White, 8.5% Black, 0.2% Asian, 80.5% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 3.6% other
Occupation 20.5% blue collar, 67.9% white collar, 11.6% gray collar

Puerto Rico is represented by a non-voting Resident Commissioner in the United States House of Representatives. The current Resident Commissioner is Pedro Pierluisi.[1]

List of Resident Commissioners

Representative Party Dates Notes
District created: March 4, 1901
Federico Degetau y González Republican March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1905 Declined to run
Tulio Larrinaga Union Party March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1911 Declined to run
Luis Muñoz Rivera Union Party March 4, 1911 - November 15, 1916 Died
Vacant November 16, 1916 - August 6, 1917 Special election July 16, 1917
Félix L. M. Córdova Dávila Union Party August 7, 1917 - April 11, 1932 Appointed Puerto Rico Supreme Court justice
Vacant April 12, 1932 - April 14, 1932
José Lorenzo Pesquera Independent April 15, 1932 - March 3, 1933 Declined to run
Santiago Iglesias Pantín Socialist March 4, 1933 - December 5, 1939 Died
Vacant December 5, 1939 - December 26, 1939
Bolívar Pagán Republican Union December 26, 1939 - January 3, 1945 Declined to run
Jesús T. Piñero Jiménez PDP/Democratic January 3, 1945 - September 2, 1946 Appointed Governor of Puerto Rico
Vacant September 2, 1946 - September 11, 1946
Antonio Fernós Isern PDP/Democratic September 11, 1946 - January 3, 1965 Declined to run
Santiago Polanco Abreu PDP/Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1969 Defeated
Jorge L. Córdova Díaz NPP/Republican January 3, 1969 - January 3, 1973 Defeated
Jaime Benítez PDP/Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1977 Defeated
Baltasar Corrada del Río NPP/Republican January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1985 Elected mayor of San Juan, PR
Jaime B. Fuster Berlingeri PDP/Democratic January 3, 1985 - March 4, 1992 Appointed Puerto Rico Supreme Court justice
Antonio J. Colorado Laguna PDP/Democratic March 4, 1992 - January 3, 1993 Defeated
Carlos A. Romero Barceló NPP/Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2001 Defeated
Aníbal S. Acevedo Vilá PDP/Democratic January 3, 2001 - January 3, 2005 Elected Governor of Puerto Rico
Luis G. Fortuño Burset NPP/Republican January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2009 Elected Governor of Puerto Rico
Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia NPP/Democratic January 3, 2009 - Present

Notes

  1. ^ In the 113th Congress Pierluisi caucuses with the Democratic Party.

References

  1. ^ Res. Com. Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR, At-Large) - The Almanac of American Politics


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