Larrinaga was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and was an Unionist. He served from 1907 to 1911.
Because Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate, called the resident commissioner, with limited voting privileges — Larrinaga can currently vote in committee and in certain votes on the House floor, but not if their vote would be decisive. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
He was previously the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico as an Unionist from 1905 to 1907.
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- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information