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Antonio Luis Ferre

Antonio Luis Ferre, Puerto Rican, American newspaper publisher. Recipient Presidential citation, 1976.


  • Ferre, Antonio Luis was born on February 6, 1934 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Son of Luis A. and Lorenza (Ramirez de Arellano) Ferre.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (honorary), Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1995. HHD (honorary), Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1994.

      Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1957. Student Institute for Senior Management and Government Executives, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Communications Science (honorary), University Turabo, 1992.


    • Vice chairman Banco Popular, 1994—2000. President, editor El Nuevo Dia, 1968—2006. Chairman Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, 1993-1997.


    • Author: (essays) Un Alto en el Camino. Pan, Paz y Palabra. Also numerous newspaper editorials.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education, 1966-1968, Governor's Advisory Council, 1968-1972. Member Governor's Labor Advisory Council, 1975. President Committee for Econ Development Puerto Rico, 1984-1990.

    Vice chairman Ponce Museum Art, 1985-2000. With United States Army, 1958. Member Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (president 1965-1966), American Management Association (President's Association 1963-1970), Council of Foreign Relations, Inter-American Dialogue, Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Bankers Club Puerto Rico, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Luisa Rangel, February 23, 1963. Children: Maria Luisa, Antonio Luis, Luis Alberto, Maria Eugenia, Maria Lorenza.
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    Born February 6, 1934
    • 1955
      Amherst College
    • 1995
      Amherst College
    • 1994
      Amherst College
    • 1957
      Harvard University
    • 1958
      Dartmouth College
    • 1992
      University Turabo
    • 1968 - 2006
    • 1994
      Vice chairman, Banco Popular