Early in he joined the Revolution, taking part in the expedition of Colonel Arteaga and thereafter serving until the end of the war under the command of General Jose Miguel G6mez where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In November of the same year he was elected Senator for the Province of Santa Clara to which office he has been reelected and which he now holds.
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Among the principal laws proposed by Senator Figueroa are: An Act to regulate the practice of Phar- macy; An Act to remit the payment by the city of Cienfuegos of a million pesos besides the two fifths from which it was released by Decree No. On returning to Cuba he entered the Univer- sity of Havana to pursue the career of the law and won the degree of Doctor of Civil Law in But the call of journalism was stronger than that of the law and he devoted himself to writing.
He became one of the editors of La Discusidn, in which he established and, with the collaboration of associates, maintained for several years a special section called Ornato Publico dedicated to the embellishment and adorn- ment of the city. Villoldo is a frequent contributor to the review Cuba Contempordnea, of which he is one of the founders and in which he has written many articles on national affairs.
He is also Vice-president of the publishing company which bears the same name, and he is President of the Civic Association of Cuba. Among the articles which Dr. Villoldo has published in Cuba Contempordnea are: Necesidad de Colegios Cubanos, La in- violabilidad y la inmunidad parlamentarias at traves de las constituciones espanolas; and Rusia y la democracia. Carlos de Velasco y Perez was born on the fourteenth of August, , in the city of Santa Clara and there, in the Colegio of ' ' Santa Ana," he received his early instruc- tion, but in his family removed to Havana where he completed his formal education in the Institute.
At an early age he became associated with public men and affairs; first, while he was still a boy, with President Estrada Pakna, and later with President Menocal, in both of whose administrations he served as Private Secre- tary to the Secretary of Gohernacidn with the title of Chief of Administration.
Jose S. De Sola, Dr. Julio Villoldo, Dr. Ricardo Sarabasa, Dr. Max H. Urena, and Sr. Mario Guiral— he founded the monthly review Cuba Con- temp or dnea, which he has since edited and which has made for itself a place in the front rank of journals issued in Spanish on this continent, numbering among its con- tributors the most notable authors of Latin- America. Velasco has filled a number of posts of a public character: in 1 he was Secre- tary of the Ateneo of Havana; he served as Secretary of the National Popular Com- mission to erect a monument in honor of General Maximo G6mez, Commander of the Army of Liberation, and of the com- mittee to celebrate the centenary of the Cuban poetess G.
In 5 the Municipal Council of his native city — Santa Clara — by a unanimous vote honored him with the title of "Distin- guished Son. Alvaro de la Iglesia y Santos was born in la Corufia, Spain, on the fifth of April, , and came to Cuba in , where for thirty-eight years he has lived the life of an active journalist, having served as editor or contributor on all the leading papers in Havana.
He founded El Mundo, one of the most influential of Cuban newspapers, and is the dean of its editorial staff : he is also one of the editors of La Discusidn on which he has served since before the War of Indepen- dence. He was also the founder of La Familia Cristiana of Havana which he published for two years. He has never held pubHc office. Novela original. Matanzas, i8g4; Manuel Garcia, Biografia. No- vela original. Habana, ; Cuba para los cuhanos.
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Habana, 1; Cuadros viejos. Segunda serie de las Tradiciones Cubanas. Habana, 5. Jose Antonio Pichardo was born in Camagiiey in the year and pursued his studies in Havana where in he gained his degree in the law. Thereupon he returned to his native city and became Professor in the Institute there, meantime entering upon the practice of his profession which he pursued for over thirty years during which time he was three times elected Dean of the College of Advocates.
Under the Spanish rule Dr. Although he had taken no part in any of the revolutionary movements, the un- swerving rectitude and strict judicial in- tegrity of Dr. Pichardo were never ques- tioned by his countiymen who recognized his attainments by making him a member of the Supreme Court, in , a year later selecting him as Presiding Judge of the Criminal Section, in Presiding Judge of the Civil Division, and in Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Jorge C. Milanes y Figueredo was born in the year in the town of Ba- yamo and there began his education. In his father took him to the revolution- ary camp and in 1 he was taken prisoner with all his family, except only his father, and obliged to leave Cuba.
He went to Jamaica and later to Costa Rica where he completed his studies with the degree of Doctor of Laws granted by the University of St. In 1 88 1 he returned to Santiago de Cuba and in the following year, having obtained the validation of his degree at the University of Havana, entered upon the practice of his profession, first at Santiago de Cuba and later at Manzanillo.
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In November, , the war being over, he returned again to Santiago de Cuba, renounced his Costa Rican citi- zenship to secure that of a Cuban and was appointed Magistrate of the Provincial Court in that city. In January, , he was transferred to Camaguey where he held the same office and later he fulfilled similar duties in Pinar del Rio and Santa Clara, finally being re- turned to Santiago de Cuba. Marcelino Weiss was born in the ancient town of Sancti Spiritus on the ninth of June, After receiving his early education in his native place and ful- filling the requirements for the Bachelor's degree in the Institute of Santa Clara, he went on in to the University of Ha- vana where he won the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in the year On the outbreak of the war he emigrated to the United States, there placing himself under the command of General Err i Ho Nunez with whose forces he disembarked at Palo Alto.
Professor Weiss has been one of the men who have done most in Cuba for the prog- ress of Dental Surgery and for the dignity of the profession of Dentistry; he is the inventor of an appliance for aiding articula- tion which bears his name, and is one of the founders of the Dental Society of Cuba.
Malberti was born on the fourth of July, , in Baracoa where he began his studies which he afterwards continued in Spain at the University of Barcelona and there, in , obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine. After further studies in Paris, Dr. Malberti returned to Cuba and entered on the practice of his profession in his native town of Baracoa. There, however, he became involved in the re- volutionary movement of and was obliged to take refuge in an American schooner bound for New York.
He became involved again in the revolu- tionary movement — that of — and was forced to flee to Mexico where he continued the practice of medicine and became a member of the faculty of the University of Mexico, meantime conspiring actively and at much cost to himself against the Spanish rule by establishing political clubs which maintained a constant propaganda in support of Cuban liberty and of the Revolution as a means thereto.
At the end of the war Malberti came back to Cuba to accept the post of President of the Board of Managers of the Hospital for the Insane.
In he was elected Representative on the Liberal ticket and chosen Vice-president in two Con- gresses and President in one. During his period of service in the Legislature he was author of no fewer than eighteen bills affect- ing the public health and the organization of sanitary service. Malberti founded a private hospital for mental ailments. He is editor of the Archivos de Mcdicina Mental and author of Tratamiento sugestivo de la locura, Lawyer; teacher.
Luis A. At that time his parents established themselves in Havana, Cuba, and there he has resided ever since.
His father q. His mother, Blanche Z. Baralt received his college education at the University of Havana, where he ob- tained the degrees of Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy and Letters. For his scholarship in the Faculty of Letters and Sciences, he was awarded the high dis- tinction of ''alumno eminente de la Univer- sidad, " which honor he won in competition. At Harvard he studied Experimental Psy- chology under Munsterberg and conducted original investigations.
There he took the degree of A. He is now engaged in the practice of law at Havana and, besides, is Professor of Eng- lish at the Institute of Havana. He has published his doctorate thesis on "The Relations between Ethics and Re- ligion" and a number of essays on philo- sophical and literary subjects which have not been collected.
He is a member of the Sociedad Cubana de Derecho Internacional, in whose work he has taken an active part since its foun- dation. At its annual meeting, 19 19, he read a paper on ''The International Sig- nificance of the Russian Revolution.
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Educated in the United States, he received his A. In he won, through competitive examination, a life professorship of the English Language in the Institute of Ha- vana where he is still lecturing. Sorzano- Jorrin was one of the found- ers and for many years a member of the Board of Directors of the Vedado Tennis Club, and materially helped to introduce and popularize the games of lawn-tennis and squash and the sport of rowing in Cuba. He is the head of the Knights of Colum- bus in Cuba. Nicolas Rivero was born on the twenty -third of September, , in Villa- Viciosa de Asturias in Spain, and there re- ceived his early education, but in entered the Seminary of Oviedo to be prepared for a career in the Church.
In , at the age of twenty- three, when he was about to be ordained, he fled the Semi- nary to go and fight on the side of Don Carlos of Bourbon, the Pretender to the Spanish Crown. In this struggle he was taken prisoner and imprisoned first in one Spanish jail and then in another and finally exiled to the Canary Islands. With them he took part in the battle of Montejura and continued steadily fighting from to , during which period he rose by his service in the field to the rank of Major. At the end of the war he took refuge in France, but in an armistice permitted him to return to Spain where he settled in Oviedo and took up the practice of a notary.
In he returned to Cuba and de- voted himself completely to journalism as a strenuous defender of the sovereignty of Spain. Settling in Havana he edited El Reldmpago until, in consequence of its severe attacks upon the Spanish Captain General, it was suppressed. Then he pub- lished El Rayo and, later.
La Centella, both of which came under the ban. His attacks upon the Spanish authorities led General Blanco to deport him to Spain, but in two months the unyielding journalist was on his way back to Cuba. He founded El Espanol; it met the same fate: then El Pensamiento Espanol which was likewise suppressed.
In Rivero joined the staff of the Diario de la Marina and, in , when the War of Independence was raging, became its editor. The period was a very difficult one for the paper because it stood for the Spanish cause, and the triumph of the Re- volution left it in an unfortunate position.
But Rivero had maintained strong rela- tions with the Autonomist party which now stood him in good stead and enabled him to make headway under the new conditions. The war over, he adopted a discreet political course, urging reconcihation be- tween Spaniards and Cubans and forget- fulness of past differences in a joint effort to make Cuba prosperous. His services in this direction were recognized by the Spanish Government which honored him in with the Cross of Alfonso XII, and he has continued to uphold the interests of the Spaniards in Cuba, supporting a political course of moderation and security.
He was educated in the Institute of Ma- tanzas where he completed the course for the Bachelor's degree and at the Univer- sity of Havana, where he pursued the studies for the law until when he joined the Revolution which broke out on the twenty-fourth of February of that year.