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Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1979 AD
Nationality: Mexican
Categories: Politician

1911 – Born on the 12th of March in San Andrés Chalchícomula.

1937 – Díaz Ordaz graduated from the University of Puebla on the 8th of February with a law degree.

1940-1941 – He became a professor at the university and served as vice rector.

1943 – He became a federal deputy for the first district of the state of Puebla.

1946-1952 – Served as a senator for the same state.

1958 – He served as the Secretary of Government in the cabinet of president Adolfo López Mateos.

1963 – On the 1st of December, he became the candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

1964 – He won the presidential election on 8 September.

1977 – He served as the first Ambassador to Spain in 40 years, but several months later he resigned, following protests, on health grounds.

1979 – Died in Mexico City on the 15th of July.