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Carlos Romero Barceló
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United States Shadow Senator
from Puerto Rico
In office
August 15, 2017 – May 2, 2021
Appointed by Ricky Rosselló
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by TBD
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Antonio Colorado
Succeeded by Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
5th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 1977 – January 2, 1985
Preceded by Rafael Hernández Colón
Succeeded by Rafael Hernández Colón
Mayor of San Juan
In office
January 2, 1969 – January 2, 1977
Preceded by Felisa Rincón de Gautier
Succeeded by Hernán Padilla
Personal details
Born (1932-09-04)September 4, 1932
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Died May 2, 2021(2021-05-02) (aged 88)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive
Other political
Spouse(s) Kate Donnelly
Education Yale University (BA)
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (LLB)

Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (September 4, 1932 – May 2, 2021) was a Puerto Rican politician. He served as the fifth Governor of Puerto Rico. He was the second governor to be elected from the New Progressive Party (PNP) and also Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001.

On July 3, 2017, he was appointed by Governor Ricky Rosselló as Puerto Rico's first United States Shadow Senator to the U.S. Senate.

Romero Barceló was hospitalized in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March 2021 for sepsis and a urinary tract infection. He died a month later on May 2, 2021 at the age of 88.

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