Tulio Larrinaga

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tulio Larrinaga
Tulio Larrinaga.jpg
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
In office
March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1911
Preceded by Federico Degetau
Succeeded by Luis Muñoz Rivera
Personal details
Born (1847-01-15)January 15, 1847
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Died April 28, 1917(1917-04-28) (aged 70)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party Union of Puerto Rico
Profession civil engineer

Tulio Larrinaga (January 15, 1847 - April 28, 1917) was a Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico.

Born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Larrinaga attended the Seminario Consiliar of San Ildefonso at San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied civil engineering at the Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and, in 1871, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Larrinaga practiced his profession in the United States for some time, returning to Puerto Rico in 1872 where he was appointed architect for the city of San Juan. In 1880, Larrinaga built the first railroad in Puerto Rico and introduced American rolling stock onto the island. For ten years he was the chief engineer of the Provincial Works.

Larrinaga's involvement in politics began in 1898, when he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior in the Autonomist government. Two years later, he was sent by his party as a delegate to Washington, DC.

Larrinaga served as member of the house of delegates for the district of Arecibo in 1902. In 1904, he was elected as a Unionist Resident Commissioner to the United States. He was reelected twice, serving from March 4, 1905, until March 3, 1911. Larrinaga also served as delegate from the United States to the Third Pan-American Conference held in Rio de Janeiro in 1906. In 1911, he served as a member of the executive council of Puerto Rico.

Following his political career, Larrinaga resumed the practice of civil engineering in San Juan. He died there on April 28, 1917 and was interred at the Municipal Cemetery in Santurce.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Federico Degetau
Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Puerto Rico

Succeeded by
Luis Muñoz Rivera

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.