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Calderon Serra, Sila Maria

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Categories: Senator

1942 – Born on the 23rd of September in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican politician and governor of Puerto Rico, the first woman to hold the post.

1960 – Attended college at Manhattanville College in New York.

1964 – Graduated with a degree in Political Science in Manhattanville College in New York.

1972 – She graduated with a masters in Public Administration from the University of Puerto Rico.

1973 – Her political career began when she was named executive assistant to the Labor Secretary and Special Assistant to then Governor, Rafael Hernandez Colón.

1985 – Became the First woman Chief of Staff in Puerto Rico.         

         – Served as Secretary of State a position, which includes the responsibilities of a Lieutenant Governor.

1987 – Inducted into the Order of Isabel the Catholic ("Orden Isabel la Católica") by the Spanish Government.

1988 – The American Association of Public Works awarded her as "Leader of the Year" in the field of Public Works.

1989 – Resigned as a Secretary of State in Puerto Rico and she devoted her efforts to non-profit andcommunity work.

1992 – She took a hiatus from politics and served on the board of directors of several corporations such as Banco Popular and non-profit organizations such as The Sister Isolina Ferré Foundation.

1996 – Elected as Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2000 – She set her sights for the governor’s seat. She led the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) during a heated and close campaign for Governor against Carlos Pesquera (PNP) and Ruben Berrios (PIP).

2001 – She was elected governor of Puerto Rico, the first woman to hold the post.

         – Calderón and her long-time husband Adolfo Krans were divorced.

2003 – She married Ramón Cantero Frau, a former member of her cabinet, on September 10th.