Joaquín Muñoz Peirats
Person - Muñoz Peirats, Joaquín (1931-1987)

Muñoz Peirats, Joaquín (1931-1987)




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València (España)  1931-12-09 - Guinea  1987-09-08


Spanish lawyer, politician and businessman.

Degree in Economics from the University of Deusto. Lawyer from the University of Valladolid.

Joaquín Muñoz Peirats was a founding member of the Asociación Española de Cooperación Europea (Spanish Association of European Cooperation). He also founded the Valencian Association of the aforementioned institution, which in 1961 held the first European conferences in Spain. Muñoz Peirats was President of the Valencia's Ateneo Mercantil (business and cultural centre), as well as member of the Board of the University of Valencia and of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the same. Regular contributor to the newspapers of Valencia, he has published political and economic essays. He was part of the Don Juan de Borbón Privy Council and later of his Political Secretariat, until its dissolution in 1969. He was a founding member (1973) of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Valencian Country, registered in the Federation of Democratic and Liberal Parties, of which he was Vice‑President. He was also part of its Executive Committee (1974), member of the National Political Council of Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD/Union of Democratic Centre), and of the UCD Executive Committee in Valencia.

Muñoz Preirats was UCD deputy for Valencia in the Constituent Assembly and in the I parliamentary term (1977 and 1982), as well as Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and President of the Spanish Delegation. He was member of the Joint European Parliamentary Committee-Cortes and of the Superior Foreign Affairs Council and parliamentary adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and representative of the Council of Europe since 1978.

As president of the Ateneo Mercantil (1977-1981) and of the Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country, he promoted the economic and cultural modernization of the city of Valencia and its region. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Valencian Autonomous Government posthumously.

Since 1982, he was far from active political life, although he remained linked to the liberal circles founded by Garrigues Walker.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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



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Legislators in  Valencia (provincia) between 1977 and 1982



Madrid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

València (España) in 1931-12-09

Lugar de Defunción:

Guinea in 1987-09-08





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.

Piqueras, José A.. Diccionario biográfico de políticos valencianos 1810-2003. 2003. València: Institució Alfons el Magnànim . 84-7822-386-X .

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Borbón Battenberg, Juan de (1913-1993, infante de España)  ( He/She is friend with )

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Unión de Centro Democrático (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

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