José Tous Soto
José Tous Soto
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate|
from the Guayama district
|8th Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives|
|Born||October 2, 1874|
San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
|Died||March 22, 1933 (aged 58)|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Alma mater||University of Oviedo|
Early years and education
In 1900, he was chosen to occupy a seat in the House of Delegates of Puerto Rico, representing the district of Guayama. In 1914, he was elected for another term, this time representing the district of Ponce.
Served as Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from 1925 to 1930.
Leadership in the Alianza
He continued serving at the Senate, until 1924. That year, Tous and Antonio Barceló, then Senate president, led a merging of the Republican Party with the opposing Union of Puerto Rico, forming Alianza Puertorriqueña. The merging came as a means to unify the efforts of the politicians legislating in favor of better conditions for Puerto Ricans. As a result, Tous became a member of the House of Representatives while Barceló continued in the Senate.
Tous Soto died on March 22, 1933.
- Cartas de Tous Soto y Barceló Archived 2012-03-27 at the Wayback Machine on Pomarrosas
- Biografías del mes de abril on El Nuevo Día (April 13, 2010)
- New York Times 1933: Jose Tous Soto Dominant Puerto Rican Political Figure Dies in his car
- Historia del Poder Legislativo Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine on SalonHogar
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