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Campos, Pedro Albizulocked

(12 September 1891–21 April 1965)
  • Richard Harmond

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Campos, Pedro Albizu (12 September 1891–21 April 1965), lawyer and nationalist, was born in the district of Machuelo Abajo, Puerto Rico, the son of Alejandro “El Vizcaíno” Albizu Romero, a Basque merchant, and Juliana Campos, a mestiça of Spanish, Native American, and African heritage. After completing high school in Ponce, Albizu Campos received a scholarship from the University of Vermont, where he enrolled in 1912 to study chemistry. In 1913 he transferred to Harvard University and worked as a translator (he was fluent in eight languages) and a writer for the ...

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