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Angel Martín (born June 18, 1918) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, appointed by Governor Luis A. Ferré in 1971, after having served as Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury, or "Hacienda".

Born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, Martín obtained a bachelor's degree in economics in 1939 and an MBA in 1940, both from the University of Pennsylvania, before entering military service. In the early 1940s, Martín served as Military Aide to Governor Rexford Tugwell during World War II and actually lived in the Governor's Mansion, "La Fortaleza". After the war, he continued in government service and obtained his law degree in 1953 from the Tulane University Law School.

He served on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico for eleven years until his retirement in 1982.

Married to the former Carmen Viola García, he is the father of University of Puerto Rico law professor and former Senator Fernando Martín, the Executive President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP).

Legal offices
Preceded by
Carlos Santana Becerra
Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
1971-1982
Succeeded by
Francisco Rebollo


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