Miguel Ángel García Méndez
Aguadilla, PR, 1902 – Mayagüez, PR, 1998
Miguel Ángel García Méndez was a lawyer, businessman and politician. He cultivated the art of oratory and due to his talent and dominion of speech, he was known as “El Pitirre” of Puerto Rico. He was a member of the Constituent Convention that would elaborate the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He was a natural businessman and even during his youth he made lucrative business that also served the community. One of his most relevant business is WesternBank, the second largest bank/financial institution in Puerto Rico. He was a precursor of the right for Puertor Ricans to govern themselves under the framework of the American Union. He helped establish the Republican Statehood Party in 1948, the precursor of the New Progressive Party of today. He promoted laws that encouraged industrialization, tourism, the protection of workers, the creation of the Olympic Committee and the Lottery in order to increase revenues for the island’s government, among other initiatives.
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