Ramón Valdés Cobián
|Ramón Valdés Cobián|
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the San Juan district
|Born||Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
|Political party||Union of Puerto Rico|
Valdés Cobián was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to Ramon and Encarnación Cobián. When he was a child his family moved to the United States and lived in Manhattan. The family returned to Puerto Rico and in 1910, his father, Ramón Valdés founded and organized the Mayaguez Light, Power and Ice Company, a utility company in the city of Mayagüez.
After that, Valdés Cobián and his brothers, Sabino and Alfonso decided to build a brewery in Mayagüez and on November 2, 1937, they founded the Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico which was later renamed Cervecería India. The company became Puerto Rico's largest beer brewery and manufacture of canned and bottled soft drinks.
- Guía del Turismo en Mayagüez, Clásico de Mayagüez "La Cervecería India", (Spanish)