Ron de Lugo (August 2, 1930) was the first Delegate from the United States Virgin Islands to the United States House of Representatives. He was born in Englewood, New Jersey, and attended the Colegio San JosÃ©, Puerto Rico. He served in the United States Army, serving as a program director and announcer for the Armed Forces Radio Service. He worked at WSTA radio, St. Thomas, and at WIVI radio, St. Croix. He was a Virgin Islands territorial Senator, a Democratic National Committeeman, the administrator for St. Croix, the representative of the Virgin Islands to Washington, D.C., and a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968.
De Lugo was elected as a Democrat to the House, serving from January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of the Virgin Islands. He was elected to the House again, serving from January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1995. He is a resident of St. Croix.
Preceded by: none Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Virgin Islands 1973-1979 Succeeded by: Melvin H. Evans Preceded by: Melvin H. Evans Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Virgin Islands 1981-1995 Succeeded by: Victor O. Frazer