Person - Benito, José de (1901-1992)

Benito, José de (1901-1992)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Barcelona (España)  1901-02-23 - 1992


Spanish Law professor. He was the son of Lorenzo de Benito y Endara, professor of Commercial Law, and Teodora Mampel y Timmermanns. He got married to Carmen Juan. He started his academic training in 1917 with the baccalaureate at the High School of Barcelona. He was awarded a degree on Law by the University of Madrid.

He started his academic career as an assistant professor of Spanish Commercial Law in Spain and the major nations of Europe and America in the Faculty of Law at the Universidad Central in Madrid. He obtained the chair of Commercial Law at the Universities of Murcia, Salamanca, Zaragoza and Valencia.

He was sanctioned in 1937. Due to the Spanish Civil War he was a refugee in France, taking up exile to Colombia in order to move to Mexico in 1942. In 1945, when Juan Negrín resigned as president of the Council of Ministers of the Republic in the exile, the new president José Giral appointed him sub secretary of the Government’s Presidency. He held this position in Mexico and then in Paris up to 1947. Afterwards he worked at UNESCO. He came back to Spain in 1957 and he asked to be reintegrated in the status of professor, which was accepted in 1963 and he held the chair of Commercial Law at the University of Murcia again. He retired as dean in the Faculty of Economic and Commercial Sciences at the University of Valencia.

He held other positions:

Prosecutor at the Court of Auditors.

Secretary of the UNESCO in Paris.

Founder of the Republican Action.

General Secretary of the National Economy Council.

Representative of the Ministry of Trade and Industry at the Women’s Assistance Commission, delegate of the National Committee of Women Against War and Fascism.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in 1928-03-24


Public prosecutors in  Madrid (España) in 1931-06-03


Place of arrival:

Bogotá (Distrito Capital, Colombia) between 1936 and 1942


Ciudad de México (México) in 1942-10-21

Place of arrival:

France in 1936

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Barcelona (España) in 1901-02-23

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Benito Endara, Lorenzo (1855-1932)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

See ancestors

Tribunal de Cuentas (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Fiscal del Tribunal de Cuentas. )

Associative relations :

Universidad Central. Facultad de Derecho (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Profesor auxiliar de Derecho Mercantil. )

Universidad Central (Madrid, España)  ( He/She works for; José de Benito fue profesor ayudante en la Universidad Central del catedrático Lorenzo de Benito y Endara )

Universidad de Salamanca (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Universidad de Zaragoza (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Catedrático de Derecho Mercantil. )