Commish. Antonio Fernós-Isern

Former Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, Popular Democrat

Fernós-Isern, a Popular Democrat, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 1945 to 1964.

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives, called the resident commissioner, with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: