| Joaquin Balaguer|
Frank Guerrero Prats
Juan A. Taveras Guzman
Luisa Alba de Morales
| Leonel Fernandez|
| Manuel Fernandez Marmol|
October 25, 2014, Houston, Texas, United States
Louisiana State University
Social Christian Reformist Party
Cecile Vitienes, Ivette Baittiner, Nicole Bogaert, Michelle Morales
Carlos Morales Troncoso (29 September 1940 – 25 October 2014) was vice-president of the Dominican Republic (Politics of the Dominican Republic) from 1986 to 1994 and its foreign minister from 2004 to 2014.
Carlos Morales Troncoso Wikipedia
Carlos Morales Troncoso’s grandfather, Manuel de Jesus Troncoso de la Concha, was figurehead president under dictator Rafael Trujillo from 1940 to 1942. Carlos Morales Troncoso studied in Puerto Rico until his family moved to New Orleans, where his father, Avelino Eduardo Morales, was named General Consul, and where Carlos continued his studies.
Morales Troncoso graduated in sugar and chemical engineering at Louisiana State University and worked at the South Puerto Rico Sugar Corporation's Romana sugar factory, becoming head of the Gulf + Western owned company at the age of 34.
He entered politics when he joined President Joaquin Balaguer's PRSC ticket at the 1986 presidential elections and served as vice-president from then until 1994. He was also head of the State Sugar Council, ambassador to the United States and foreign minister.
He was married to Luisa Alba de Morales with whom he has 4 daughters, Ivette Morales de Baittiner, Nicole Morales de Bogaert, Michele Morales and Cecile Morales de Vitienes.
He died in Houston, Texas on 25 October 2014 from leukemia, aged 74.
Troncoso was a leader of the Presidential Reformist Counsel until its dissolution on 12 December 2008 and member of the Dominican monetary board before becoming vice-president in 1986. He was ambassador to the US from 1989 to 1990 and foreign minister from 1994 to 1996 and from 2004 until his death.
He and the members of the Presidential Reformist Counsel returned to the Social Christian Reformist Party on 12 December 2008.In 1982, he was named "Businessman of the year" by Asociacion Interamericana de Hombres de Empresa, Inc.
In 1982 he was named "man of the year" by the Dominican Chamber of Commerce of New York .
He was named most distinguished graduate of the year in 1992 by Louisiana State University.
In his home country, Troncoso has received Duarte, Sanchez and Mella and the Christopher Columbus Heraldry Award.
Morales has received decorations from the governments of Taiwan, Italy, and Costa Rica He was decorated with:In Spain the Sovereign Order of Malta and the San Carlos Order.
In Peru the Order of the Great Cross
In Panama with the Vasco Nunez de Balboa Order
In Honduras the Jose Cecilio del Valle Order
In Chile the Order of Excellence
Furthermore he has received the follow awards:Doctor Honoris Causa – Technological University of Santiago (UTESA) (1979)
Distinguished Graduate in the Business World Louisiana State University (1981)
Free Enterprise Award – Best Cluster Company Gulf & Western Industries, Inc. (1982)
Doctor Honoris Causa of Humanities Chicago State University (1987)
Julian Barcelo Award as Sports Promoter Asociacion de Cronistas Deportivos & Barcelo & Cia. (1989)
Troncoso wrote several books, including "De lo Privado a lo Publico" about his work in the public and private sectors.