Sunday, July 17, 2011

José S. Alegría Santos

José S. Alegría Santos ,born July 17, 1887 in Dorado, Puerto Rico, was a teacher, journalist, painter and poet. He studied painting under renowned Puerto Rican artist Francisco Oller.

Alegría Santos earned a degree in law at Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1908. He was a Municipal judge in Manati, Puerto Rico, president of the Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista), a district representative in San Juan and a member the Puerto Rican Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Puertorriqueño).

He served as president of the Puerto Rican Society of Journalists from 1943 to 1945. He published many literary works and received numerous awards such as the Royal and American Order of Isabella the Catholic.

José S. Alegría Santos died in Santurce in 1965.

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