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Dr José Celso Barbosa
Birth: Jul. 27, 1857
Death: Sep. 21, 1921

Dr. José Celso Barbosa was born on July 27th, 1857, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He was a medical doctor, sociologist, political leader, and was also the first black to attend Puerto Rico's prestigious Jesuit Seminary. Barbosa is known as the "Father of the Statehood for Puerto Rico" movement. He founded the Puerto Rican Republican Party in 1899 aftermath the Spanish-American War in which Puerto Rico became a territory of the U.S. In 1893, Barbosa founded the first Puerto Rican cooperative "El Ahorro Colectivo," and in 1907 he founded the newspaper "El Tiempo." Barbosa held a seat in the Puerto Rican Senate until his death in 1921. (bio by: Jose Ruiz-Alvarez) 
 
Burial:
Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis
San Juan
San Juan Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
Plot: 1053
 
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Originally Created by: Jose Ruiz-Alvarez
Record added: Nov 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9791328
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- R I P
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 3, 2015
Honoring your memory today on your 92nd anniversary in Heaven! You will always be lovingly remembered because you made the difference. May you be at rest in heavenly peace Dr. Barbosa!
- Osiris
 Added: Sep. 21, 2013
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