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Samuel R. Quiñones

The Honorable
Samuel Ramón Quiñones
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the At-large district
In office
5th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded by Luis Muñoz Marín
Succeeded by Rafael Hernández Colón
President pro tempore of the Senate of Puerto Rico
In office
Preceded by Francisco M. Susoni
Succeeded by Luis Negrón López
Personal details
Born Samuel Ramón Quiñones Quiñones
(1903-10-29)October 29, 1903
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died March 11, 1976(1976-03-11) (aged 71)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
Profession Politician, attorney

Samuel Ramón Quiñones Quiñones (October 29, 1903 – March 11, 1976) commonly known as Samuel R. Quiñones was a prominent attorney in Puerto Rico who served for twenty years as the fifth President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, from 1949 to 1968, by far the longest serving Senate President.


Samuel Ramón Quiñones Quiñones was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to his parents Don Francisco Quiñones and Doña Dolores Quiñones. He studied law at the University of Puerto Rico.

During the 1930s and 1940s he served on various organizations: President of Ateneo Puertorriqueño (1934-1937), President of Colegio de Abogados (1943-1945), President of House of Representatives in Puerto Rico (1941-1943), Vicepresident for the Senate of Puerto Rico (1945) and elected President of PPD (Partido Popular Democrático) in 1938.[1] He had also served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico in the early 1940s. During his terms in office as President of the Senate, he commissioned the famed Toro & Ferrer architectural firm to design the Senate Annex office building, which was inaugurated in 1955.

Between 1951 and 1952 he served as one of the most prominent members of the Constitutional Convention of Puerto Rico that drafted the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

A prolific poet and writer. He founded the literary magazine called Índice. IN 1941 que ppublished an essay book: Temas y letras.

Quiñones died in San Juan, Puerto Rico by his mouth cancer on March 11, 1976, at the age of 71.

Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Muñoz Marín
President of the Senate of Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Rafael Hernández Colón
Preceded by
Francisco M. Susoni
President pro tempore of the Senate of Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Luis Negrón López

See also


  1. ^ Puerto Rico: Figuras, apuntes históricos, símbolos nacionales, por Esther M. Melón de Díaz, 1975, pg. 200.


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