Iván Ayala Cádiz

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Iván H. Ayala Cádiz
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Iván H. Ayala Cádiz, former mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded by José Dapena Thompson
Succeeded by Rafael Cordero Santiago
Personal details
Born ca. 1936
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Political party PNP
Spouse(s) Vivian Cruz
Children Vilmarie, Héctor Ivan, Ivan Rafael
Occupation Professor
Profession Lawyer, professor
Religion Roman Catholic

Iván H. Ayala Cádiz[a] was a mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico from 1988 to 1989, after the resignation of Mayor José Dapena Thompson.


Ayala Cadiz was previously assistant dean at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. He finished off Dapena Thompson's last few weeks mayoral term[1] (December 1988 to January 1989) via appointment by his political party, the PNP.[2] In 1988, former elected mayor Dapena Thompson had been charged as co-author of embezzlement of federal funds from HUD;[3] as a result he had resigned as mayor.[4]


  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ayala and the second or maternal family name is Cádiz.


  1. ^ Niega Cadiz una Pobre Fiscalizacion en Ponce. El Nuevo Dia, March 1, 1994. (In Spanish.) Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Alcaldia de Ponce Cuidad Senorial. Iris Antongiorgi and Gladys E.Tormes Gonzalez, supervisor, Ponce Historical Archive, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  3. ^ El procesamiento de Misla es un duro golpe para los estadistas. Robert Becker. Puerto Rico Herald. 2 November 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  4. ^ El Retorno de Josito Dapena. El Nuevo Dia. April 15, 1994. (In Spanish) Retrieved April 3, 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
José Dapena Thompson
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Rafael Cordero Santiago