Juan Angel Tió Malaret
|Juan Angel Tió Malaret|
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Mayagüez district
|Mayor of San Germán, Puerto Rico|
|Preceded by||Santiago Palmer|
|Succeeded by||Edgardo Quiñonez|
|Preceded by||Genaro Nazario|
|Succeeded by||Francisco Severa Silva|
February 26, 1874|
San Germán, Puerto Rico
|Died||August 12, 1965(aged 91)|
|Political party||Republican Party (Puerto Rico)|
|Spouse(s)||María Teresa Laura Nazario de Figueroa y Rodríguez de Astudillo|
|Profession||Politician, Entrepreneur, Writer|
Tió Malaret was director of Caja de Ahorros, a small bank in Puerto Rico, until 1909. He then founded Caja Popular de Ahorros y Préstamos, incorporating it in 1917 as Banco de San Germán. He presided the institution until 1965. Tió was also owner of sugar mills Igualdad (in Añasco) and Playa Grande (in Vieques) until their expropriation at the start of World War II.
In 1925, he served as mayor of San Germán for several months. He was elected to the Senate again in 1928, this time as a member of the Alianza Puertorriqueña party, and served until 1932. At the 1932 elections, he was elected as mayor of San Germán again, serving until 1935.
Angel Tió was also a writer and a poet. Some of his writings are featured in the book Horas Disipadas. He also wrote the book Esencias del Folklore Puertorriqueño, which was edited in 1967 by the San Germán Cultural Center.
Angel Tió was married to María Teresa Laura Nazario de Figueroa y Rodríguez de Astudillo. He died in August 12, 1965.
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