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Ron de Lugo
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Delegate to the
U.S. House of Representatives
from the U.S. Virgin Islands' at-large
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byMelvin H. Evans
Succeeded byVictor O. Frazer
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byconstituency established
Succeeded byMelvin H. Evans
Personal details
BornAugust 2, 1930(1930-08-02)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedJuly 14, 2020(2020-07-14) (aged 89)
Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Maria Morales Viera
Sheila Paiewonsky
ResidenceSaint Croix, V.I.
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1948–1950
UnitArmed Forces Radio

Ron de Lugo (August 2, 1930 – July 14, 2020) was an American politician. He was the first Delegate from the United States Virgin Islands to the United States House of Representatives. De Lugo was elected as a Democratic Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1973 to January 3, 1979.

De Lugo chose not to seek re-election to the U.S. House in 1978 in order to pursue a bid for Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. De Lugo challenged incumbent Democratic Governor Juan Francisco Luis in the 1978 gubernatorial election.[1] He lost the election.

De Lugo died on July 14, 2020 in Florida at the age of 89.[2]


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