Juan Cortada Tirado
|Juan Cortada Tirado|
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Ponce district
Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
|Political party||Republican Party|
Early years and studies
Juan Cortada Tirado was born in 1864 to Juan Cortada y Quintana and Mercedes Tirado. He had a younger brother called Eduardo.
From an early age, Cortada worked at his father's estate. Some sources say that his father ceded the ownership of the Hacienda Descalabrado to him and his brother in 1871, but never registered it.
After his release, he and his brother assumed ownership of Hacienda Descalabrado, which then became Central Cortada. In the first years of the 20th Century, Central Cortada became the second largest sugar producer in the island.
- La Estancia Descalabrado y los Cortada on SantaIsabelPR
- Central Cortada: el fin de la producción azucarera on SantaIsabelPR