La Habana, Cuba, December 1, 1935.
Education: Colegio de Belen (1942-1953)
Law School: Santo Tomas de Villanueva (1953-1958). Texas Bar: 1966.
Fought in the underground against Castro, failed arrest April 1961, given political asylum Embassy of Chile April to June 1961.
Arrived: Texas, June of 1961, was employed in oil and gas industry 1961 to 1986. Executive in different oil companies and banks until 1985.
Since 1986, real estate investment: Soncel Financial, Inc. Kingsland, GA.
Member of several not for profits foundations in Texas, Florida and New York.
Appointed “Texas Art Commissioner” by Governor Bush from 1998 to 2003
Book of poems: “Pa’Ella”, (Paris, 2011) and Cuantas Veces.., Poems and Photos, 2018,
A novel based in Cuba in 1958, “My Lost Cuba” (East End Press, October 4, 2013) Book presented at Barnes and Noble, Houston; Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida, and the American Library in Paris, and Books and Books, Miami. Translated: La Cuba que Perdimos, (2016) presented at the Miami Book Fair, November 2016.
Resident of Corpus Christi, Texas and houses in New York, NY, and Kingsland, GA
Married to Sondra M. Gilman.