Juan Luis Boscio

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Juan Luis Boscio Deprez
Juan Luis Boscio, former mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico (DSC03187).jpg
Juan Luis Boscio, former mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded by Carlos Juan Cintrón
Succeeded by Eduardo Ruberté Bisó
Personal details
Born 21 July 1896[1]
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Died 1980[2]
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Political party PPD
Spouse(s) Herminia Monyol De Boscio
Profession Politician

Juan Luis Boscio Deprez (b. 21 July 1896 - d. 1980) was a Puerto Rican politician and Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico from 1961 to 1964. During his tenure as mayor, in 1962, a major shopping mall opened in the city called Centro del Sur which, at the moment of its opening was "the most modern in the Caribbean".[3]


Juan Luis Boscio was one of the founders of the Albergue de Niños de Ponce (Ponce's Shelter for Children), a non-profit organization dedicated to the providing shelter for homeless children. The new shelter building opened in 1947 on calle Villa in Barrio Canas. Boscio also donated $10,000 from his own capital to help pay for the project.[4]

Indictment of son[edit]

In the early 1980s, Juan Luis Boscio Monllor, son of Juan Luis Boscio Deprez, was president of the board of directors of the Ponce Municipal Development Authority (PMDA), during the tenure of mayor José G. Tormos Vega. He was indicted on October 31, 1985, by a federal grand jury for extortion, together with Tormos Vega. He was tried on May 27, 1988.[5]


  1. ^ Juan Luis Boscio. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ Juan Luis Boscio. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  3. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce En Su Historia Moderna: 1945-2002. Published by Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2003. p. 58.
  4. ^ Luis Fortuño Janeiro. Album Historico de Ponce (1692-1963). Page 172. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Imprenta Fortuño. 1963.
  5. ^ 959 F.2d 1103. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Jose TORMOS-VEGA, Defendant, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Juan Luis BOSCIO, Defendant, Appellant. (Nos. 88-2235, 89-1253 and 89-2022. United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit. Jan. 21, 1992.) Retrieved December 2, 2009.

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Juan Cintrón
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Eduardo Ruberté Bisó