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Luis González Vale
Born 1930
Place of birth Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Army National Guard Army National Guard
Rank US-O8 insignia
Major General
Commands held Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard

Luis González Vale (born 1930 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is the latest of many historians who have held the post of Official Historian of Puerto Rico, having succeeded Pilar Barbosa in the post.

González Vale, a military historian, served as Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard and as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, where he also held administrative posts in the 1990s. As Adjutant General, González Vale bade farewell to Pope John Paul II as he departed Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico on October 12, 1984. Along with Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, he was the keynote speaker at a Puerto Rico Department of State exhibition in March–April 2009 of memorabilia of the Pope's visit to Puerto Rico.

He hosted a major international convention of historians in April, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He chaired the Quincentennial of the Governorship of Puerto Rico Committee[1] which restored the Juan Ponce de León monument in Old San Juan, held an event on January 21, 2011 at Santervás del Campo, Spain, the birthplace of Puerto Rico's first Governor, where a similar monument was unveiled, and organized several other academic events to commemorate the institution of the Governorship of Puerto Rico.[2]




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