Horacio Rivero, Jr. Photo

Horacio Rivero, Jr.

Born: May 16, 1910

Death: Sep 24, 2000

Birthplace: Ponce

Nationality: United States

Horacio Rivero, Jr.

Date of Birth : May 16, 1910
Date of Death : Sep 24, 2000
Birth Place : Ponce

Admiral Horacio Rivero, Jr., was the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic four-star Admiral, and second Hispanic to become a full Admiral in the modern United States Navy. David Glasgow Farragut, a Hispanic, became the first full admiral of the Navy during the American Civil War. After retiring from the Navy, Rivero served as the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, and was also the first Hispanic to hold that position.

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