José J. Benítez Díaz

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José J. Benítez Díaz
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Humacao district
In office
Personal details
Born November 24, 1866[citation needed]
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Died August 25, 1947
Political party Union of Puerto Rico
Profession Politician, Entrepreneur

José Juan Benítez Díaz (c. 1866[citation needed] – 1947[1]) was a Puerto Rican businessman, entrepreneur and Unionista politician. He served as a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico from 1917 to 1924.

In 1917, Benítez Díaz was elected to the first Senate of Puerto Rico for the Union of Puerto Rico party, representing the District of Humacao. He served in that position until 1924.

After that, Benítez was the owner of Benítez Sugar Company in Vieques.[2]


  1. ^ aged 40 in 1907 when he served on the jury which convicted Panchito Dones[citation needed]
  2. ^ Militarismo y clases sociales en Vieques, 1910-1950