Esteban Caamaño Bernal
Person - Caamaño Bernal, Esteban (1925-2006)

Caamaño Bernal, Esteban (1925-2006)




Preferred form:

Caamaño Bernal, Esteban (1925-2006)

Fechas de existencia:

El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz, España)  1925-12-25 - El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz, España)  2006-06-19


Spanish brandy worker, syndicalist and politician. Caamaños' father was a printing worker, republican activist and a custodian at the Workers' Housing State of Jerez, where workers' children lived during the summer in Jerez de la Frontera. His mother was a cook's daughter from Jerez. Caamaños started to work when he was 16-years-old at the brandy enterprise Terry, in Puerto de Santa María. He was a syndicalist activist from the end of the 50's, being one of the founders of Workers Syndicalist Union. From 1963, he took part in the vine vertical union as a provincial spokesperson firstly, and then in a national level, according to the secret strategy adopted by the labour movement. He was persecuted and imprisoned nine times and accused twice before the Court of Public Order, one of them due to his involvement in the 1st May 1965 demonstration, being charged for illegal association and propaganda, and dismissed from all his posts at the vertical union. In 1968, he was charged because of illegal propaganda again. Caamaños was a member of the Society for the Defence of Human Rights. In 1977, Caamaños was on the top of the list to be a deputy for Cadiz of the coalition Socialist Union for the Popular Socialist Party or PSP, founded by Tierno Galván, joining the Socialist Parliamentarian Group at the Congress. In 1978, PSP joined PSOE, being Camaños in charge of the Commission of Unity PSOE-PSP in Andalusia, and the process of unification of the Syndicalist Head Offices UGT-USO. He repeated as a deputy for Cadiz between 1979 and 1982 in the I Legislature. Caamaños was also a councillor at the Council of Puerto de Santa María from 1979, when he was a candidate to be the Mayor coming from PSOE. In the II Legislature, between 1982 and 1986, he was a senator for Cadiz, and in 1985, he was elected by the Chamber to attend to the European Parliament looking forward the first elections to be a European MP, on June 1987. Caamaños held his seat in Strasbourg, in charge of some duties within the Socialist Group at the European Parliament until 1989, when he decided to leave politics actively. Caamaño was very keen on sports, especially on cycling and swimming. Finally, he died in his home town on June 1989.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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



(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:

Sindicalistas between 1958 and 2006

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Diputados between 1977 and 1989

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Senadores between 1982 and 1986



(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:

Concejales between 1979 and 1983


Lugar de Residencia:

Madrid (España) between 1977 and 1986

Lugar de Nacimiento:

El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz, España) in 1925-12-25

Lugar de Defunción:

El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz, España) in 2006-06-19




(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:



Menéndez, Manuel Ángel. Fontes, Ignacio. Quién es quién: sus señorías los diputados : atlas de la democracia parlamentaria española. Manuel Ángel Menéndez Gijón, Ignacio Fontes. Tres Cantos (Madrid): Foca. 931 p.. 84-95440-25-3.

Related Authorities

Alberti, Rafael (1902-1999)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

Associative relations :

Partido Socialista Obrero Español  ( Es miembro de )

Partido Socialista Popular (España)  ( Es miembro de )

Tribunal de Orden Público (España)  ( Procesado. )

Unión General de Trabajadores (España)  ( Es miembro de )


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