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Jose Conrado Hernandez, American judge.


Hernandez, Jose Conrado was born on February 19, 1849 in Aibonito, P.R. Son of Pedro Jose and Anna Maria (Santiago) Hernandez.


Bachelor of Arts, Jesuits’ College, San Juan, P.R., 1865. Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1873. Doctor of Divinity, Salamanca Central College.

Doctor of Laws, University of Puerto Rico, 1916.


After graduation, practiced as lawyer in Puerto Rico, 2 years. Admitted to bar Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1917. Entered Spanish judiciary as assisting prosecuting attorney, 1877.

Held similiar position at Humacao, P.R., until February 1880. Judge of first instance of Aguadilla, P.R., 1880-1883, of Mayaguez, P.R., 1883-1884. Assistant prosecuting attorney, district of Catedral, San Juan, P.R., 1884-1887.

Judge of first instance, district of Santiago de Cuba, 1888-1889. Judge in Criminal Court of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, 1889-1890, Santa Clara, Cuba, 1890-1891. Transferred to P.I., as judge of Supreme Court, Cebu, P.I., 1881-1893.

Prosecuting attorney, Vigan, Luzon Island, 1893-1894. Judge Supreme Court, Manila, P.I., 1894-1898. While in Philippines received special commission from Manila Supreme Court to prosecute insular treasurer and officials of Treasury Department for embezzlement of $1,500,000.

Later sent specially to Cebú to investigate charges against General Junquera, then governor of that island, by order of Supreme Court of the Spain. Judge of Circuit Court (Audiencia Territorial), San Juan, P.R., September-October 1898. Appointed by Major-General Brooke presiding judge Supreme Court of the P.R., October 1898, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of P.R. by General George W. Davis, August 1899.

Upon establishment of civil government in Puerto Rico., became Associate Justice of the Supreme Court until appointed chief justice, April 9, 1909. Voluntarily resigned December 7, 1921, after 10 years’ service.


Married Angela Usera. Children: Jose, Angela, Carmen, Dolores, Pedro A., Vicente, Maria Asuncion, Conchita, Ana Maria.

Pedro Jose Hernandez

Anna Maria (Santiago) Hernandez

Angela Usera

Jose Hernandez

Angela Hernandez

Carmen Hernandez

Dolores Hernandez

Pedro A. Hernandez

Vicente Hernandez

Maria Asuncion Hernandez

Conchita Hernandez

Ana Maria Hernandez