José Genaro Ramon Gómez-Mena Vila
|Occupation||Sugar baron, Minister of Agriculture|
|Children||Lillian Rosa Gomez-Mena|
Eugenia Carlota Tomasa Vila-Perez
|Relatives||Alfonso Fanjul Sr. (son-in-law)|
José "Pepe" Genaro Ramon Gómez-Mena Vila (1883 – 1960) was a Cuban sugar baron, and Minister of Agriculture during the Miguel Mariano Gomez government (May 20, 1936 - December 24, 1936).
In the 1920s, he had built the Gomez-Mena mansion in Havana, which was bequeathed to his widowed sister María Luisa Gómez-Mena Vila, the Condesa de Revilla de Camargo. The Castro regime seized the Gomez-Mena mansion, and leaving its art and furnishings intact (some 33,000 antiques), renamed it the National Museum of Decorative Arts.
In 1936, his daughter, Lillian Rosa Gomez-Mena (1918-1992), married Alfonso Fanjul Sr., which united two of the country's leading sugar fortunes, and created a combined business of ten sugar mills, three distilleries, and Cuban-wide real estate holdings.
He died in 1960, and is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach, Florida.
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