Carlos Garcia-Velez Edit Profile
Graduate New York public schools. Studied medicine and denistry, University of Madrid, Spain, literature and arts, Atenco de Madrid and Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, mathematics and Latin under one of fathers of Royal Chapel of Madrid.
Editor Revista Estomatologica (medical review), Madrid, 1894. Professor Fomento de las Artes and Centro Instructivo del Obero, Madrid, 1892-1893. Entered services of Cuban Junta, New York, 1895, and took active part in preparing filibustering expeditions to aid Cuban insurgents against Spain.
Shipwrecked off Barnegat, January 27, 1896, in steamer Hawkins, loaded with arms and ammunition and bound for Cuba, under command of his father. Landed in Cuba, in March, same year. Commissioned captain for services in filibustering.
Major at assault and fall of Guaimaro. Lieutenant-colonel after successful operations in laying mines in the Cauto River, blowing up several gunboats, and constant fighting to prevent passage of the Spaniards up the stream. Colonel for deeds of bravery and principal part taken in capturing town of Las Tunas, making 600 of the enemy prisoners.
As inspr.-general of prisons, under General Wood, reformed the prison system of Cuba, 1900-1902. Reapptd. to same position by Governor Magoon, under provisional government, 1906-1909. Cuban minister to Mexico, 1902-1906.
Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary from Cuba to the United States, April 9, 1909-1910.
Member Veteranos de la Indepencia of Cuba, American Academy Political and Social Science, National Geography Society, American Prison Association. Member Liberal Party. Club: Union (Havana).
Wrote 1st two chapters of History of Spanish-American War, by the War Leaders, 1899. Also author of pamphlets on Cuban affairs and military subsidiary, and contributor to mags. and newspapers.
Married Amalia M. Ybor, of New York and Tampa, Florida, February 19, 1900.