Pedro Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico

Happy Birthday to Pedro Rosselló, a former Governor of Puerto Rico, born on April 5, 1944.  Rosselló has enthusiastically and (so far) unsuccessfully campaigned for Puerto Rican statehood.  Puerto Rico is currently a territory of the US, taken from the Spanish in the 1898 Spanish American War.  Rosselló was a pediatrician by training, graduating from Yale University Medical School in 1970 as president of his class.  After moving back to The Island, he taught at the University of Puerto Rico’s medical school, where he earned a master’s degree in public health in 1981.  During the 2000 Presidential election, Rosselló served as chair of the Puerto Rican fund-raising committee for Democratic Party candidate Al Gore.

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