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Dr. Pedro Rosselló made a revolution in economics and social changes in Puerto Rico droping unemployment rates from nearly 20% to 9.2%, implementing multi-sectorial iniciatives that estimulated the economy and was essential in completing his promises of a Health Care System, the first in the Nation, over 50,000 of new homes for the poors, over 200,000 new jobs and more infraestructure proyects than any administration in the past 20 years.
Former Governor of Puerto Rico; elected November 1992 to four-year term commencing January 2, 1993; reelected in 1996 President, The Council of State Governments Chairman, Southern Governors’ Association Chair, Democratic Governors’ Association Chairman, Southern States Energy Board Chairman, Southern Growth Policies Board Chair, Puerto Rico Delegation to 2000 Democratic National Convention Co-Chair, National Governors’ Association Task Force on Fatherhood Promotion Host, 1996 National Governors’ Association Annual Meeting Lead Governor, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality Vice Chair, 2000 Democratic National Convention Platform Committee Member of the Executive Committee, Democratic National Committee Member of the Executive Committee, Education Commission of the States Member of the Advisory Council, The Welfare to Work Partnership Member of the National Advisory Board, Initiative & Referendum Institute Member, Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee for Trade Member of the Board of Visitors, Georgetown University Law Center Recipient of the President’s Award, U. S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Recipient of the President’s Award, League of United Latin American Citizens Recipient of a Rolex Achievement Award Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard University Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars President of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico; headed the political party advocating U.S. statehood for Puerto Rico from 1991 until 1999 Academic Background University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; B.S., Magna Cum Laude; 1966 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude; 1970 University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; M.S., Public Health, Magna Cum Laude; 1981 University of Notre Dame; South Bend, Indiana; J.D., Honoris Causa; 1995 University of Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; J.D., Honoris Causa; 1995
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