Ubaldino Ramírez de Arellano
Who is Ubaldino Ramírez de Arellano?
Ubaldino Ramírez de Arellano Quiñones was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico. He was a dentist, congressman and he was known as the father of Basketball in San German. His parents were José Ubaldino Ramírez de Arellano Lugo and María Matilde Quiñones Quiñones. While in university he joined Phi Sigma Alpha Fraternity.
In 1949 he and others such as Monseñor Mac Manus, Bishop of Ponce, and Senator Santiago R. Palmer achieved that for a dollar the church of Porta Coeli in San German be sold to the Government of Puerto Rico so that it be responsible for its safekeeping and preservation.
On March 8, 1956, he introduced Joint Resolution 3122 which allocated the funds during the 1956-57 fiscal year to cover the costs for planning and buying equipment to establish the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. At the meeting of 24 May 1956, approved the resolution with a unanimous vote of 43 votes for and 0 against. This project was approved in the Senate of Puerto Rico without amendment on 30 May 1956. The adoption of the law occurred on 21 June 1956 with the signature of Governor Luis Muñoz Marín.
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