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Elicio Berriz
70th Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico

In office
1 January 1869[1] – 11 May 1870[2]
Preceded by Demetrio Santaella
Succeeded by Vicente Pérez Valdivieso
73rd Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico

In office
1 January 1872[3] – c. 31 January 1872[4]
Preceded by Miguel Arribas
Succeeded by Francisco Arce y Romero
Personal details
Born c. 1820
Spain
Died c. 1890
Nationality Spain
Profession Artillery Colonel[5]

Elicio Berriz[lower-alpha 1] (c. 1820 – c. 1890) was a Spanish soldier and Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 1 January 1869 to 11 May 1870.[6] and again from 1 January 1872 until his mayoral assignment was passed to two Ponce municipal assemblymen, Francisco Arce y Romero and Alejandro Albizu, later that year.[7] As a Spanish Army soldier, Berriz held the rank of Artillery Colonel.[8]

First mayoral term (1869)

Berriz served as mayor from 1 January 1869[9] until 11 May 1870,[10] when Vicente Pérez Valdivieso started serving as mayor. Berriz is best remembered as the military officer and mayor who, in 1869, sought the removal and destruction of the monument erected to honor the Spanish Constitution of 1812 that for many decades had been located at today's Plaza Degetau.[11]

Second mayoral term (1872)

Berriz served again as mayor from 1 January 1872[12] until c. 31 January 1872.[13] when Francisco Arce y Romero started his mayoral service.

See also

  • List of mayors of Ponce, Puerto Rico

Notes

  1. Historian Eduardo Neumann Gandia spells his name as "Eliseo Berriz" (p. 99) but also as "Elicio Berriz" (p. 279). See "Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce", pp.99, 279.

References

  1. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 278.
  2. Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. p. 127.
  3. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 278.
  4. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 278.
  5. Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. p.127.
  6. Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. p.127.
  7. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p.278.
  8. Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. Gobierno Municipal de Ponce. 1992. Page 127.
  9. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 278.
  10. Socorro Girón. Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. p. 127.
  11. Eduardo Neuman Gandia. "Verdadera y Auténtica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce." Ponce, Puerto Rico. 1913. (Reprinted by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1987. p. 99.) "Parques o Plazas", p. 99.
  12. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 278.
  13. Eduardo Neumann Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. p. 278.

Further reading

  • Ramon Marin. Las Fiestas Populares de Ponce. Editorial Universidad de Puerto Rico. 1994.

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Demetrio Santaella
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1 January 1869 - 11 May 1870
Succeeded by
Vicente Pérez Valdivieso
Preceded by
Miguel Arribas
Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico
1 January 1872 - 31 January(?) 1872
Succeeded by
Francisco Arce y Romero

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