Enrique Tierno Galván
Person - Tierno Galván, Enrique (1918-1986)

Tierno Galván, Enrique (1918-1986)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1918-02-08 - Madrid (España)  1986-01-19


Spanish politician, head of department, jurist and essayist. Alfredo Tierno Ortega (soldier) and Julia Galván Escribano's son. Alberto Tierno Galván's brother.

Tierno Galván was the first Mayor of Madrid in democracy. Graduated in Law and Philosophy and Letters from the Central University of Madrid. In 1945 he obtained his PhD in Law thanks to the thesis "La influencia de Tácito en los pensadores politicos del Siglo de Oro Español" (in English, "The influence of Tácito on the political thinkers from the Spanish Golden Century"). In 1984 he became Head of Department in Political Law, being sent to the University of Murcia. Tierno Galván stayed there until 1953, when he went to the University of Salamanca. In 1957, he was arrested and imprisoned in the prison of Carabanchel (Madrid) along with Dionisio Ridruejo and Raúl Morodo, among others. Tierno Galván's relationship with PSOE began at that moment, just when he was known as "The Professor", and lately as "The old Professor". In 1956 he was expelled from the Chair along with José Luis López Aranguren, Agustín García Calvo and Santiago Montero Díaz for supporting the student movement against Franco's dictatorship. In 1968 he founded the Interior Socialist Party, which in 1974 became Popular Socialist Party. On October 1976 he returned to the Chair in the University of Salamanca, and from January 1978 he was the Head of Department in the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Autónoma University of Madrid.

Tierno Galván was one of the driving forces of the creation of "Spanish Democratic Board" in 1974, known lately as "Platajunta". On June 1977 he was elected deputy of PSP for Madrid, joining the Socialist Parliamentarian Group on September 1978 after the unification PSP-PSOE. Tierno Galván was re-elected deputy for Madrid in 1979. During the Constituent Legislature, he wrote the Preamble of the Spanish Constitution of 1978.

On April 1979 Tierno Galván was elected city councilor of the Council of Madrid in the very first municipal elections of democracy, being its Mayor from 15th May 1979 after PSOE and PCE agreement. During his term of office, Tierno Galván published several municipal announcements which marked his own identity. He was the Mayor of Madrid until his death on 19th January 1986. He got married with Encarnación Pérez Relaño and had a child, Enrique Tierno Pérez-Relaño. Among his numerous works, his autobiography "Cabos sueltos" can be highlighted.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

Date of the event: 1977-07-13 - 1979-01-02

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939





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Mayors in  Madrid (España) between 1979 and 1986

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Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1918-02-08

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1986-01-19


It belongs to:

Spanish socialists



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Mandates/Legal Sources

Constitución Española, 1978 mandate applied  in  Spain

Related Authorities

Almeida, Cristina (1944-)  ( It has as a member; Concejal del ayuntamiento de Madrid )

Associative relations :

Barranco, Juan (1947-)  ( It has as a member )

González Bastante, Manuel (1918-?)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Morodo, Raúl (1935-)  ( He/She/It collaborated with; Cofundador del Partido Socialista Popular (PSP) )

Partido Socialista Popular (España)  ( He/She is the founder of )

Sánchez Ayuso, Manuel (1941-1982)

Solana, Fermín (1928-)  ( He/She/It collaborated with; Fermín Solana perteneció al Seminario de Derecho Político de la Universidad de Salamanca dirigido por el catedrático Enrique Tierno Galván, y formó parte del consejo de redacción del boletín informativo de dicho Seminario. )

Tamames, Ramón (1933-)  ( It has as a member )

Family relationships :

Tierno Galván, Alberto  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)