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Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá Edit Profile

lawyer , state legislator

Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá, former Governor of Puerto Rico. Member governing board Popular Democratic Party, San Juan, since 1995. Member of Puerto Rico Bar Association.

Background

Acevedo-Vilá, Aníbal was born on February 13, 1962 in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Son of Salvador Acevedo-Colón and Elba Vilá.

Education

Bachelor, University Puerto Rico, 1982. Juris Doctor, University Puerto Rico, 1985. Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1987.

Career

Law clerk to Honorary Federico Hernández-Denton Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1985-1986. Law clerk to Honorary Levin H. Campbell United States Court Appeals (1st circuit), Boston, 1987-1988. Legislation affairs aide to Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon San Juan, 1989-1992.

Member at-large Puerto Rico House of Representatives, 1991—2001, house minority leader, 1997-2001. President Popular Democratic Party, 1997-1999, vice president, since 1999. Resident commissioner United States Congress from Puerto Rico at-large, 2001—2005.

Governor Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 2005—2009.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor-in chief University Puerto Rico Law Journal, 1984-1985, columnist El Nuevo Dia, 1993-1996. Author: En Honor a la Verdad.

Membership

Member governing board Popular Democratic Party, San Juan, since 1995. Member of Puerto Rico Bar Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: reading.

Connections

Married Luisa Gándara, June 29, 1987. Children: Gabriela, Juan-Carlos.

father:
Salvador Acevedo-Colón

mother:
Elba Vilá

spouse:
Luisa Gándara

child:
Gabriela Acevedo-Vilá

child:
Juan-Carlos Acevedo-Vilá