Manuel Pérez (teacher)
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|Manuel A. Pérez|
|Born||December 2, 1890
Comerío, Puerto Rico
|Died||May 7, 1951
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Occupation||Teacher and Public Servant|
He married Carlota Santiago Carmona with whom he had three children: Carlos Manuel, Irma, and Enrique.
In 1910, when he was 20 years old, he obtained his elementary school teacher certificate, and worked as such until 1912. He then went to continue studies in Public Health at the University of Puerto Rico.
In 1934, he was forced to interrupt his career in public service due to the death of his son. He returned to the United States where he lived for a year, before returning to work at Puerto Rico.
During one of his interim tenures, he approved the law that created the music schools of Puerto Rico.
His oldest son, Carlos Manuel, died when he was studying at college. His daughter, Irma, married Dr. Dwight Santiago Stevenson. His youngest son, Enrique, received a doctorate in Medicine from the University of Maryland.
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