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Felisa Rincon De Gautier
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    (January 9, 1897-September 16, 1994)
    Born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico
    Member, Popular Democratic Party
    Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico (January 2, 1947-January 2, 1969)
    Known as 'Dona Fela'
    She was the eldest of 9 children.
    Her signature look was a blonde braided beehive hair-do and pearl necklace.
    She married an attorney, Genaro A. Gautier, in 1940.
    She had a snow-filled plane land in San Juan so children could play in the icy precipitation (1952-1954).
    Her mother passed away when she was 11.
    She was a tireless public servant, fighting for the rights of women and the poor.
    She was the first woman elected mayor of a capital city in the Western Hemisphere.
    Under her mayorship, San Juan became a major urban hub in Latin America.
    The pre-school program she initiated, Las Escuelas Maternales, was a precursor to the U.S.'s Head Start.
    Numerous schools, buildings and boulevards are named in her honor.

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