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Sánchez Román Gallifa, Felipe (1893-1956)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1893-03-12 - 1956-01-23


Spanish lawyer, head of department and republican politician born in Madrid on 12nd March 1883 and died in Mexico DF on 21st January 1956.

Sánchez Roman's parents were Encarnación Gallifa Lombarte and Felipe Sánchez Román (1850-1916), who was the Minister of State during Alfonso XIII's reign and head of department in Civil Law at the Central University. He got married with María de los Ángeles Correa Ruiz, with which he had five children.

Sánchez Román did secondary studies at the Cardenal Cisneros Institute of Madrid, and graduated in Law from the Central University of Madrid on 24th June 1913, obtaining a PhD in Law in 1915. In 1916, he was named secretary of the Faculty of Law at the Central University of Madrid.

Head of department in Spanish Common and Regional Civil Law at the Central University of Madrid in 1916, leaving it in 1929. In 1930 he returned to the chair.

Sánchez Román joined the political and intellectual groups which worked in favor of the establishment of a republic in Spain, taking part in the Group to the Service of the Republic and San Sebastian Pact.

Sánchez Román was elected deputy in the Constituent Courts of 1931. Three years later, he founded the Republican National Party.

After the Spanish Civil War, Sánchez was expelled from his chair and sentenced before the Special Court for Freemasonry and Communism Repression. Then, he went into exile to Mexico, where he worked at the National Autonoma University of Mexico. He founded and headed the Institute of Comparative Law of that University, so from then on he worked as a lecturer of this type of Law. In Mexico he worked as well as a lawyer and participated in the Union of Spanish Intellectuals in Mexico, made up of republican exiled.

Sánchez Román held some other positions, such as lawyer at the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Burgos and San Sebastián, from 1918 to 1939; professor at the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Madrid from 1928 to 1930; member of the Spanish group at the Permanent Court of Arbitration of The Hague between 1931 and 1939; and finally, president of the Technical Agrarian Commission, created on 21st May 1931 by the Second Republic, to elaborate the draft of the Law on Agricultural Reform, which finally was published in 1932.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in  Madrid (España) in 1916-12-22

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Profession (carried on by):

Legislators in  Madrid (España) in 1931




Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1893-03-12

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Ciudad de México (México) in 1956-01-23




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Partido Nacional Republicano  ( He/She is the founder of; Fundador del Partido Nacional Republicano. )

Sacristán Colás, Antonio (1902-1986)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of )

Universidad Central (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Catedrático de Derecho Civil Español, Común y Foral. )

Family relationships :

Sánchez Román, Felipe (1850-1916)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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