Public Figure Profiles

José Trias Monge

José Trías Monge (May 5, 1920 – June 24, 2003) was a lawyer and judge in Puerto Rico. He served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico from 1974 to 1985.Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was appointed Chief Justice in 1974, without any prior court service, by Gov. Rafael Hernández Colón, who, as President of the Senate of Puerto Rico between 1969 and 1972, had espoused that Chief Justices should be selected from among current Associate Justices.

In 1940, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puerto Rico and, in 1943, obtained a master of Arts degree from Harvard University. The following year, he graduated with a law degree, also from Harvard Law School. In 1947 he completed doctoral studies in law at Yale Law School. From 1947 to 1949, he was a professor at the University of Puerto Rico.

Prior to his service as Chief Justice, Trías Monge was one of the top delegates to Puerto Rico's Constitutional Assembly between 1951 and 1952. Along with Muñoz Marín and Dr. Antonio Fernós Isern, he is considered one of the chief architects of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's Constitution. He then served as deputy Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico under Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín from 1949 to 1953 and as Secretary of Justice from 1953 to 1957.As Chief Justice, he chaired the 1980 Constitutional Board for Electoral Reapportionment. He held the office of Chief Justice until his retirement on October 20, 1985.

Trias Monge is the author of several books on the judicial history and political status of Puerto Rico, in both Spanish and English.

Several years prior to his death, despite his own contribution to the drafting and approval of the 1952 Commonwealth Constitution, he began writing and speaking publicly that Puerto Rico remained a territory or colony of the United States. He died June 24, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts at age 83.

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Some of their strengths

José Trias Monge has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Perseverent, Artistic, Adventurous, Imaginative, Generous, Intuitive, and Kind.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, José Trias Monge is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know José Trias Monge well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Truthful and Kind

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe José Trias Monge as someone who is honest, compassionate, imaginative, and instinctual.

A person who enjoys new challlenges, is a magnet for attracting other creative types, good at identifying opportunities, and who is good at forming loyal, lifelong friendships.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, José Trias Monge is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, José Trias Monge tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of José Trias Monge's challenges

While José Trias Monge has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, José Trias Monge can be Indecisive, Unrealistic, Stubborn, Idle, Impulsive, Careless, and Arrogant.

Stubborn and Idle

One of José Trias Monge's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

José Trias Monge must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Unrealistic and Indecisive

José Trias Monge is someone who can be unrealistic, indecisive, and lacking in confidence, who can be impulsive when it comes to making important decisions, have difficulty collaborating with others, can be argumentative and not willling to accept criticism, and who can be disappointed by the high expectations they place on others.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, José Trias Monge also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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