Francisco de la Torre
Person - Torre Prados, Francisco de la (1942-)

Torre Prados, Francisco de la (1942-)




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Torre Prados, Francisco de la (1942-)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Málaga (España)  1942-12-21 - existente actualmente


Spanish politician and agriculturist.

Torres was graduated in Sociology and obtained a PhD in Agronomic Engineering.

Torres' professional career began in the National Institute of Agronomic Research of Córdoba (1967-1968), advising several Latin American countries about agricultural reforms and developments.

In 1969, Torres came back to Malaga and joined the Friends of University of Malaga Association, from where it began the creation of that University.

Torres' political career started with his post as the president of the Council of Malaga (1971-1975). After being dismissed, he returned to the civil service working as agronomic engineer, although he was still linked to politics: firstly with Democratic Reform (until its transformation into Popular Alliance), and then with the foundation of the Andalusian Social-Democratic Party, which finally joined UCD.

As a member of UCD, Torres was the provincial president in Málaga, and regional secretary of Andalusia (1979-1980), as well as a deputy in the Constituent and I Legislatures (1977-1982). Moreover, he was the Minister of Economy, Treasury and Tourism in the first pre-autonomous government of Andalusia.

Torres returned to politics in the 90's, since he had left politics after UCD's dissolution. This time he was linked to PP, with which he became Mayor of Malaga (2000) and senator of Málaga (2011-2014).

Torres has been awarded with the Pushkin Medal in 2018, among other prizes.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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





Profession (carried on by):

Ingenieros agrónomos

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Mayors in  Málaga (España) in 2000-05-04

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Legislators in  Madrid (España) between 1977-07-01 and 1979-01-02 Obs.:  Legislatura Constituyente

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Legislators in  Madrid (España) between 2011-11-20 and 2014-06-20 Obs.:  X Legislatura



Madrid (España)


Málaga (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Málaga (España) in 1942-12-21





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.

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

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