Biography of Antonio J Colorado (1939-VVVV)

Puerto Rican politician born in New York (USA).UU.) on September 8, 1939, U.S. Congressman from March 1992 to January 1993.

He studied first in Puerto Rico, in 1962 he graduated from Boston University and three years later graduated from the law school of the University of Puerto Rico. In 1966 he completed his studies of law at Harvard University and was admitted to the Council of Puerto Rico.

From 1966 to 1968 he worked as tax advisor in the Puerto Rico economic development administration, and from 1968 to 1969 he was Executive Assistant of the same organism. In 1973 he became a member of the Puerto Rico tax reform Commission. In the late 1970s, as an expert in law, he taught in the school of law of the University of Puerto Rico and in the Inter-American University.

In 1985 the Governor of Puerto Rico, Rafael Hernández Colón, appointed Colorado economic development administrator. From 1990 to 1992 he was Secretary of State of Puerto Rico. Between 1992 and 1993 he held a seat in the United States House of representatives from where he addressed some of the problems facing Puerto Rico, like crime or abuse of drugs, and requested additional medical support for the island. After failing in his re-election as a Congressman, he returned to San Juan (Puerto Rico)

His publications include: The First Book of Puerto Rico (New York, 1972); Democracy and socialism: two political essays (San Juan, 1990); Biographical sketches of yesterday and today (San Juan, 1990) and Puerto Rico: the land and other essays (San Juan, 1972).