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Jose Maria Figueras-Chiquès


Jose Maria Figueras-Chiquès, American jurist.


Figueras-Chiquès, Jose Maria was born on January 30, 1851 in San Juan, P.R. Son of Santiago Figueras and Catalina Chiques.


Educated Jesuit College, P.R., and Institute of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. Graduated from the University of Santiago de Galicia, Spain. Before going to Spain served in head office of the Public Treasury, San Juan, P.R.

Licentiate civil and canonical law, Madrid, August, 1879.


Practiced law, San Juan, 1879-1892. Secretary Audencia Territorial, 1892-1894. Assistant prosecuting attorney Audencia Territorial, Santiago de Cuba, 1894-1895.

Judge of 1st Instance, Mayaguez, 1895-1897. Assistant prosecuting attorney Audencia de Havana, May-June 1897. Judge Audencia de lo Criminal, Mayaguez, 1897-1898.

Appointed prosecuting attorney, Audencia Mayaguez, by Major-General James H. Wilson. Justice, Supreme Court of the Justice, P.R., under military appointment, November 1897, to August 1898. The American Association For Justice under provisional government, 1898, 1900.

Under presidential appointment, June since 1900. Home: San Juan, P.R.


Married Gloria Suro y Navedo, May 16, 1887.

Santiago Figueras

Catalina Chiques

Gloria Suro y Navedo