Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia
Person - Ramírez Heredia, Juan de Dios (1942-)

Ramírez Heredia, Juan de Dios (1942-)




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Ramírez Heredia, Juan de Dios (1942-)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Puerto Real (Cádiz, España)  1942-06-29 - existente actualmente


Spanish journalist and politician. He has been editor of Radio Nacional, director of the Vocational Training School for the Handicapped San Juan Bosco, and secretary of the Gypsy Secretariat, position from which he attended the World Gypsy Congress held in Geneva in April 1978. He served as a Teacher in Puerto Real before continuing his university studies and until obtaining the degree in Law. Simultaneously with their formation, his political and vindictive activities in favor of the Spanish gypsy community began. His belonging to the Spanish Radio Television, of which he was a staff member, allowed him to study Information Sciences and getting a PhD in that discipline. With the Transition he joined Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD/Union of Democratic Centre), coalition with which he was elected deputy in the Congress for Barcelona during the Constituent Parliamentary term. Nevertheless, in December 1978 he joined the Joint Parliamentary Group. Disagreeing with the evolution of the formation line, he left UCD on 7 December 1978 in order to join the Partido Obrero Socialista Español (PSOE/Spanish Socialist Worker's Party) and the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT/General Union of Workers) union. With the PSOE he was deputy for Almeria during the parliamentary terms I and II. It would be during the II term (1982‑1986) when he served as the first vice president of the Parliamentary Control Committee of RTVE. Ramírez Heredia was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe between 1983 and June 1984, when he was dismissed in relation to an incident that occurred with three senators of Grupo Popular (Popular Group) who attended the meetings of the Committee on Agriculture. The Congress of Deputies elected him MEP in 1985, seat for which he was re‑elected in 1987 and 1989. He is a founding member and vice‑president of the International Romani Union, an organization that represents and defends the interests of Roma people, as well as president of the Spanish Romani Union. He has published several books, among others: Nostros, los gitanos, Vida Gitana and El transporte de los minusválidos en Europa.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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





(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:

Diputados between 1977 and 1999

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Lugar de Residencia:

Madrid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Puerto Real (Cádiz, España) in 1942-06-29




(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

Partido Socialista Obrero Español  ( Es miembro de )

Associative relations :

Unión de Centro Democrático (España)  ( Es miembro de )

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


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