Miguel Rosich y Mass

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Miguel Rosich y Mass
92nd Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
8 May 1889 – 31 March 1890
Preceded byVicente de Solivares y Miera
Succeeded byCarlos Eusebio de Ayo
99nd Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
1897–1897
Preceded byLuis Alvarado
Succeeded byLuis Gautier
Personal details
Bornca. 1830
Majorca, Spain
DiedPonce, Puerto Rico
24 January 1907
NationalityPuerto Rican
Spouse(s)Margarita Alomar
ChildrenOlimpia, Julio, Jose, Teresa, Angela, Elisa, Herminia, and Arturo.
ResidencePonce, Puerto Rico
ProfessionPolitician

Miguel Rosich y Mass (ca. 1830[1] – ca. 1915) was Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 8 May 1889 until March 1890,[2] and again in 1897.

Rosich y Mass was born around year 1830 in Majorca, Spain, to Cayetano Rosich and Angela Mass. He married Margarita Alomar with whom he had eight children: Olimpia, Julio, Jose, Teresa, Angela, Elisa, Herminia, and Arturo. In 1864 he founded Liceo de San Antonio de Abad.[3]

Rosich y Mass is best remembered for what he did for Ponce as a non-citizen more than what did as mayor. He is remembered for having conceptualized, in 1877 the creation of a Fair in Ponce modeled after the Paris Fair of 1855 and, subsequently, in 1878, the main city square and streets were electrified, just like Paris, on the first day of the fair.[4][5][6] The great fair in Ponce took place in 1889 and Parque de Bombas was built then and left as a legacy until today. In 1890, Rosich also donated a large collection of books from his personal library to the newly founded Ponce Municipal Library.[7]

During his second term in office, Mayor Rosich was deposed of his position due to negligence.[8]

He died in Ponce on 24 January 1907.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez. Pablo L. Crespo-Vargas, editor. A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX. First edition. June, 2017. Editorial Akelarre. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones del Sur Oeste de Puerto Rico (CEISCO). Lajas, Puerto Rico. Page 198. ISBN 978-1547284931
  2. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Page 278.
  3. ^ Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez. Pablo L. Crespo-Vargas, editor. A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX. First edition. June, 2017. Editorial Akelarre. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones del Sur Oeste de Puerto Rico (CEISCO). Lajas, Puerto Rico. Page 198. ISBN 978-1547284931
  4. ^ La Vuelta de la Feria: Segunda Parte del Juguete Comico "Los Jibaros Progresistas o La Feria de Ponce", Original y en Verso." Ramon Mendez Quiñones. Tipografia "El Vapor". Ponce, Puerto Rico. 28 July 1882. Archivo Digital Nacional de Puerto Rico. Page 280. Accessed 14 October 2018.
  5. ^ Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña Archived 2012-06-04 at the Wayback Machine. Click on Opusculo de la Casa Armstrong-Poventud. (Taken from the brochure 'Museo Casa Armstrong-Poventud.' ICP, Museos y Parques. Published by: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (San Juan, PR). February 9, 2009.) Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  6. ^ Museo Casa Armstrong-Poventud Archived 2010-02-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Page 279.
  8. ^ 2,000 Drowned in Ponce district; 300 Bodies of Storm Victims Already Buried. No Americans Killed: Natives Uneasy and Cavalry Patrol Is Established. Villages Destroyed: Widespread Ruin -- Hospital Wrecked -- New Alcalde for the City Appointed -- Water Works Restored. The New York Times. August 13, 1899. Page 2.
  9. ^ Eli D. Oquendo-Rodriguez. Pablo L. Crespo-Vargas, editor. A Orillas del Mar Caribe: Boceto historico de la Playa de Ponce - Desde sus primeros habitantes hasta principios del siglo XX. First edition. June, 2017. Editorial Akelarre. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones del Sur Oeste de Puerto Rico (CEISCO). Lajas, Puerto Rico. Page 198. ISBN 978-1547284931

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Vicente de Solivares y Miera
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1889-1890
Succeeded by
Carlos Eusebio de Ayo
Preceded by
Luis Alvarado
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1897-1897
Succeeded by
Luis Gautier