List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

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This is a list of people that have held the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. The House of Representatives has elected its own Speaker for more than 117 years since the Foraker Act formally established the post on April 12, 1900.[1]

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  Republican Party    Union Party    New Progressive Party    Popular Democratic Party
# Portrait Name Took office Left office Party Speaker pro tempore
1 Manuel F. Rossy Calderón December 3, 1900 December 31, 1904 Republican
2 Rosendo Matienzo Cintrón January 10, 1905 December 31, 1906 Union
3 Francisco P. Acuña y Paniagua January 14, 1907 March 6, 1907 Union
4 José de Diego José de Diego Martínez March 6, 1907 July 16, 1918 Union Juan Bernardo Huyke
5 Juan Bernardo Huyke November 26, 1918 December 31, 1920 Union Miguel Guerra Mondragón
6 Cayetano Col y Cuchi2.jpg Cayetano Coll y Cuchí February 14, 1921 February 11, 1923 Union Alfonso Lastra Chárriez
7 Miguel Guerra Mondragrón February 12, 1923 December 31, 1924 Union Alfonso Lastra Chárriez
8 José Tous Soto February 9, 1925 February 18, 1930 Republican Miguel Guerra Modragón
1925-1929

Benigno Fernández García
1929-1930
9 Manuel F. Rossy Calderón February 20, 1930 August 6, 1932 Republican Enrique Landrón Otero
1930

Rafael Alonso Torres
1930-1931
10 Rafael Alonso Torres October 18, 1932 December 31, 1932 Socialist Jorge Romaní
11 Miguel A. García Méndez February 13, 1933 December 31, 1940 Republican Rafael Alonso Torres
12 Samuel Quiñones Samuel R. Quiñones Quiñones February 12, 1941 March 5, 1943 PPD Luis Sánchez Frasqueri
13 Rafael Arrillaga Torrens March 5, 1943 February 24, 1944 Socialist Julio Reguero González
14 Rafael Rodríguez Pacheco February 24, 1944 December 31, 1944 Republican Julio Reguero González
15 María L. Gómez Garriga January 11, 1945 February 12, 1945 PPD Guillermo Alicea Campos
16 Francisco M. Susoni Abreu February 12, 1945 June 5, 1948 PPD Ernesto Ramos Antonini
17 Ernesto Ramos Antonini June 22, 1948 January 9, 1963 PPD Benjamín Ortiz Ortiz
1949-1952

María L. Gómez Garriga
1953-1956

Jorge Font Saldaña
1957-1962
18 Santiago Polanco Santiago Polanco Abreu January 14, 1963 December 31, 1964 PPD Benjamín Ortiz Ortiz
19 Arcilio Alvarado Alvarado January 11, 1965 December 31, 1968 PPD Aguedo Mojica
20 Angel Viera Martínez January 13, 1969 December 31, 1972 PNP Rubén Otero Bosco
1969-1970

José E. Salichs Lope de Haro
1970-1972
21 Luis E. Ramos Yordán January 8, 1973 December 31, 1976 PPD Severo Colberg Ramírez
22 Angel Viera Martínez January 10, 1977 January 28, 1982 PNP José N. Granados Navedos
1977 - 1978

José E. Salichs Lope de Haro
1978 - December 31, 1980

Severo Colberg Ramírez
1981 - 1982
23 Severo Colberg Ramírez January 28, 1982 December 31, 1984 PPD Presby Santiago García
24 José R. Jarabo Alvarez January 14, 1985 December 31, 1992 PPD Samuel Ramírez Torres
25 Zaida R. Hernández Torres January 11, 1993 December 31, 1996 PNP Edison Misla Aldarondo
26 Edison Misla Aldarondo January 13, 1997 December 31, 2000 PNP José N. Granados Navedos
January 1997 - June 30, 1999

Edwin Mundo Ríos
June 30, 1999 - December 31, 2000
27 Carlos Vizcarrondo Irizarry January 8, 2001 December 31, 2004 PPD Ferdinand Pérez Román
28 José Aponte José F. Aponte Hernández January 10, 2005 December 31, 2008 PNP Epifanio Jiménez
29 Jenniffer-gonzalez-first-hispanic-american-veterans-summit-2006.jpg Jenniffer A. González Colón January 12, 2009 January 1, 2013 PNP Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló
30 Hon. Jaime R. Perelló Borrás.jpg Jaime Perelló January 14, 2013 August 29, 2016 PPD Roberto Rivera
31 Carlos Johnny Méndez January 9, 2017 Present PNP José E. Torres Zamora

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