Eduardo Armstrong

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Eduardo Armstrong
95th Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
In office
10 August 1894 – 3 May 1895
Preceded byJosé de Nouvilas de Vilar
Succeeded byFélix Saurí Vivas
Personal details
Born24 January 1851
Ponce, Puerto Rico[1]
Died19 June 1895
Ponce, Puerto Rico
NationalityPuerto Rican
Political partyPartido Liberal Reformista
RelationsThomas Armstrong Toro (brother)
ProfessionPolitician

Eduardo Armstrong Toro (24 January 1851 – 19 June 1895) was Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 1894 to 3 May 1895.[2][3] He was the brother of Thomas Armstrong Toro, for whom a high school is named in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Early years[edit]

Armstrong Toro was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on 24 January 1851. His parents were Peter Luther Lothario Armstrong Creagh (1800–1863) and Antonia Toro Y Loudón (1825–1901), who married on 14 May 1840. He was the sixth of eight children born to Peter Luther and Antonia. His seven siblings were Tomás (1841–1907), Emilia (1843–1914), Jaime (1845 – ca. 1850), Carlos Walter (1847–1913), Ana (1849–1930), Guillermo (1853 – ca. 1855), and Carolina (1855–1890).

Mayoral term[edit]

Armstrong Toro was mayor of Ponce from 10 August 1894[4] to 3 May 1895.[5] He was a member of the Partido Liberal Reformista, and ran an efficient government, neither encountering nor generating any significant malfunctions. He was focused on maintaining the city clean and well cared for.[6] Armstrong Toro is best remembered for ordering the elimination of houses in ruins throughout the city and the construction of new buildings in their place. He also advanced the cause of public education in the city.[7]

Death[edit]

Armstrong Toro died while in office on 19 June 1895 after a short illness. He was 44 years old.[8] Félix Saurí, at the time Teniente de Alcalde gave notice of Armstrong's death and took over mayoral duties on an interim basis.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Socorro Giron. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. p. 317.
  2. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Page 317.
  3. ^ "Ponce." Puerto Rico Encyclopedia. Archived 2012-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandía. Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce: desde sus primitivos tiempos hasta la época contemporánea. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. 1913. p. 278.
  5. ^ Eduardo Neumann Gandía. Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce: desde sus primitivos tiempos hasta la época contemporánea. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. 1913. p. 278.
  6. ^ Félix Pubill. La Administración Municipal de Ponce: Memoria de las gestiones practicadas en la Administración Municipal de Ponce, por los Alcaldes y Ayuntamientos que ha tenido desde el año 1882 al 1900. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Tipografía José Picó Matos. 1900. p. 63. LCCN 85-207338
  7. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Page 317.
  8. ^ Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Page 317.
  9. ^ Félix Pubill. La Administración Municipal de Ponce: Memoria de las gestiones practicadas en la Administración Municipal de Ponce, por los Alcaldes y Ayuntamientos que ha tenido desde el año 1882 al 1900. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Tipografía José Picó Matos. 1900. p. 64. LCCN 85-207338

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
José de Nouvilas de Vilar
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
10 August 1894 – 3 May 1895
Succeeded by
Félix Saurí Vivas