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Fuente, Licinio de la (1923-2015)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Noez (Toledo, España)  1923 - Madrid (España)  2015


Politician and Lawyer of the Spanish State. He was born in Noez (Toledo) on 7 August 1923. Belonging to a family of modest farmers in Toledo, and given the economic hardship in which his family lived, he could not begin his studies until he was fifteen years old, when the Spanish Civil War ended (1939). This did not stop him from obtaining a law degree from the University of Madrid ten years later. In 1950, at the age of twenty‑seven, he joined the Spanish Legal State Corps and he served in the Supreme Court until 15 August 1965. During this period, he held numerous public offices: civil governor of Cáceres (1956-1960) , delegate of the National Welfare Institution (1960‑1963), deputy in Cortes since 1961 by the family third of the province of Toledo and by direct appointment of Franco, counsellor and first secretary of the Consejo Nacional del Movimiento (National Council of the Movement) (1961-1970), Director‑General of the Servicio Nacional de Cereales (National Cereal Service) (1965‑1968), and President of the Fondo de Ordenación y Regulación de Precios y Productos Agrarios (FORPPA/Fund for the Regulation and Regulation of Agricultural Prices and Products) (1968-1969). He was Minister for Labor between 1969 and 1975 and third vice‑president of the Government from 3 January 1974 until 3 March 1975. He resigned at the end of February 1975, due to disagreements with the Executive. The two main reasons given for this decision were the free dismissal clause of the workers who participated in a collective conflict and the intervention of the then Minister for Finance in the Social Security accounts. De la Fuente was a Falangist and he declared in 1974 that 'the continuity of my biography in the line of Falangist thought, to which I have remained faithful since my youth, undoubtedly chime with the ideals of social justice'. After Franco's death he dedicated himself to the legal profession and legal advice of companies; he founded the Social Democracy party, integrated into Alianza Popular (AP/People's Alliance), formation led by Manuel Fraga and for which he was elected deputy for Toledo in the constituent parliamentary term (1977-1978). He abandoned this position and affiliation in August 1979, after participating in the elaboration of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Since 1985 he served as head of the State Lawyers Service of the Supreme Court. In 1987 he was appointed president of Banco Gallego (former Banco de Crédito e Inversiones). He was vice president of Banco Internacional de Comercio, advisor of Iberia Líneas Aéreas and member of Butano and Ibermutua. During the nineties he served as an advisor to the Banco Central Hispano. He was married and father of seven children. He died in Madrid on 26 February 2015.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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





(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators between 1977 and 1979

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Profession (carried on by):

Civil servants  Obs.:  Abogado del Estado



Cáceres (España) between 1956 and 1960 Obs.:  Gobernador Civil

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Noez (Toledo, España) in 1923

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 2015




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Alianza Popular (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

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Tribunal Supremo (España)  ( He/She works for )


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