Puerto Rican judge and politician, Baltasar Corrada del Río, Died at 82

  Law, Politician

Baltasar Corrada del Río was born on April 10, 1935, and died on March 11, 2018.

He was a former politician from Puerto Rico.

Baltasar Corrada del Río held various high political offices in the island, including President of the Puerto Rico Civil Rights Commission, Resident Commissioner (1977–1985), Mayor of the capital city of San Juan (1985–1989), Puerto Rico’s 15th Secretary of State (1993–1995) and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1995–2005).

Baltasar Corrada del Río was also the unsuccessful NPP candidate for Governor in the elections of 1988.

Rio was the brother of Álvaro Corrada del Rio, Roman Catholic Bishop of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Baltasar Corrada del Río was married to Beatriz Betances and had one daughter, Ana Isabel, three sons: Juan Carlos, Jose, and Francisco; as well as several grandchildren: James Gregg, Michael Gregg, Alexis Marie, and Mayra.

During 2013 his wife passed away he was too ill to travel to the funeral services in Morovis, Puerto Rico.

He died on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Fort Myers, Florida at 82 years old.

He has suffered from Alzheimer disease.