Jesús Silva Herzog Flores

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Jesús Silva Herzog Flores
Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
In office
1982 – 1986[1]
President José López Portillo
Miguel de la Madrid
Preceded by David Ibarra Muñoz
Succeeded by Gustavo Petricioli
Secretary of Tourism (Mexico)
In office
December 14, 1993 – November 30, 1994[1]
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Pedro Joaquín Coldwell
Succeeded by Silvia Hernández Enríquez
Mexican Ambassador to the United States
In office
February 10, 1995 – November 3, 1997[2]
President Ernesto Zedillo
Preceded by Jorge Montaño [2]
Succeeded by Jesús Reyes Heroles [2]
Mexican Ambassador to Spain
In office
March 6, 1991 – January 14, 1994[3]
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Enrique González Pedrero [3]
Succeeded by Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza [3]
Personal details
Born (1935-05-08) 8 May 1935 (age 79) [1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Political party Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) [4]
Spouse(s) María Teresa Márquez Diez-Canedo
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Yale University
Profession Politician, economist

Jesús Silva Herzog Flores (born 8 May 1935 in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[4] He served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit in the cabinet of President Miguel de la Madrid (1982–86), as an ambassador to Spain (1991–1994) and as Secretary of Tourism (1994) in the cabinet of Carlos Salinas de Gortari and as an ambassador to the United States (1995–97).[1]

Silva Herzog is son of the prominent economist Jesús Silva Herzog and Josefina Flores Villarreal.[4] He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, 1959) and a master's degree in the same discipline from Yale University (1962).[1]

He taught several courses in Economics at the UNAM (1963–69) and El Colegio de México (1964–69); worked as an economist for the Inter-American Development Bank (1962–63) and as Director-General of the National Institute of Housing (INFONAVIT, 1972–76) before joining the Bank of Mexico as director-general (1977–78) and serving as Undersecretary of Finance in the cabinet of José López Portillo (1979–82).[1]

In 2000 he lost Mexico City's Head of Government election to Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Silva Herzog was married to María Teresa Márquez Diez-Canedo and is the father of three children,Maria Teresa, Eugenia and Jesús Silva Herzog Márquez.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Camp, Roderic Ai (1995). Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-1993 (3rd ed. ed.). University of Texas Press. p. 675. ISBN 9780292711815. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Diplomatic Representation for Mexico (United Mexican States)". U.S. Department of State. 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  3. ^ a b c "Acervo Histórico Diplomático: Embajadores de México en España". Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (Mexico). April 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano (in Spanish). Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica. 1992. ISBN 968-820-177-4.