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PIERLUISI, Pedro (1959-)

PIERLUISI, PEDRO, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in San Juan, P.R., April 26, 1959; B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 1981; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1984; lawyer, private practice; staff, Resident Commissioner Baltasar Corrada del Rio of Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico secretary of justice, 1993-1996; elected as a New Progressive to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress to a four-year term in 2008 and reelected to the succeeding four-year term in 2012 (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2017); caucused with the Democratic Party; was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Puerto Rico in 2016.

  • "Pedro Pierluisi" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington; Government Printing Office, 2013.