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lawyer , railroad official

Jose Rafael De Capriles, Mexican lawyer, railroad official. Decorated Bronze Star, Presidential Citation; Croix de Guerre (France).


Capriles, Jose Rafael De was born on February 13, 1912 in Mexico City, Mexico. Son of A. M. and Cristina (Treserra) de Capriles.


Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1942, Master of Laws, 1954. M. Adela Casanova, July 4, 1943.


Came to the United States, 1920, naturalized, 1936. Admitted to New York bar, 1945. Attorney Lehigh Valley R.R., 1945-1949, claims attorney, 1949-1955, trial counsel, 1955-1958, general counsel, 1958, vice president, 1959-1969.

President Ablalan Corporation, Communipaw, Inc. Vice president United Real Estate Company. Director Bayshore Connecting R.R., Osuasco, River Runway, Buffalo Creek Railroad Company, Ironton R.R.


Member United States Olympic Fencing Committee, 1936-1961, chairman, 1953-1957. Served from private to major, United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II. Member Association American R.R., American Bar assosiation, New York State Association R.R. (Executive Committee), Association R.R. New Jersey (exec committee), National Association R.R. Trial Counsel, Association Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, New York R.R.

Club, Federation International d’Escrime (deputy president 1961-1964), Amateur Fencers League American (president 1953-1957), Fencers. Member of the United States Olympic Fencing Team, 1936, 40, 48, 52, captain, 1956.


Children: John Robert, Charles Michael.

A. M. Capriles

Cristina (Treserra) Capriles

John Robert Capriles

Charles Michael Capriles