Henry Neumann

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Henry Neumann Zayas
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the San Juan district
Assumed office
January 2, 2017
Secretary of Sports and Recreation of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 2009 – January 2, 2013
Personal details
Born October 30, 1950
Political party New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico
Profession Politician

Henry Neumann Zayas (born 1950 in Cuba) is a sportsman and attorney, and the newly elected state senator for the District of San Juan as of Nov. 8, 2016 (PNP-R)[when?] Former Secretary of Sports and Recreation of Puerto Rico.[1]

After finishing high school entered Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Bachelor in business administration with honors in 1972. Once completed University, Served in the United States Army. Returned to the island for study at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he obtained the degree of Juris Doctor for the 1975.

A former basketball player, he served for many years as president of Puerto Rico's National Superior Basketball league.[2]

In March 2008, he aspired to become one of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico's six at-large Senate candidates at the PNP primaries, but ended up in seventh place.[3]

In June 2008, he was selected as a member of the 2010 Central and Caribbean Games Organizing Committee. The Games were held in Mayagüez during the summer of 2010. To facilitate the government's collaboration with the Games, Governor Luis Fortuño appointed him to chair a 25-member coordinating committee, composed of Puerto Rico government agency heads.

On October 26, 2015, Neumann announced his Senate candidacy on behalf of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico.


  1. ^ VÁZQUEZ, KEYVAN ANTONIO HEYDARI (6 April 2009). "Team From Puerto Rico Is in the Land of the Soccer Giants". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Paese, Gabrielle (20 September 2002). "Superior Basketball League Chief: New NCAA Status Is A Blessing". Puerto Rico Herald. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Primarias 2008 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. on CEEPUR