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Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 68 years of age.

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.


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