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José Colón
Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
May 12, 1939 – September 11, 1939
Preceded by Blanton Winship
Succeeded by William D. Leahy
Personal details
Born (1889-02-05)February 5, 1889
Ponce, Puerto Rico, Viceroyalty of New Spain
Died 1960 (aged 70–71)
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Education University of Pennsylvania (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Branch/service Seal of the United States Army National Guard.svg Army National Guard
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant colonel
Unit 296th Infantry Regiment

José E. Colón (5 February 1889 - c. 1960) was acting Governor of Puerto Rico between 25 June 1939 and 11 September 1939 after the previous governor, Blanton C. Winship, was removed from office by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for abuse of his authority in depriving the people of Puerto Rico of their civil rights.

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