Josep Irla i Bosch
|Josep Irla i Bosch|
124th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya in exile
15 October 1940 – 7 August 1954
|Preceded by||Lluís Companys|
|Succeeded by||Josep Tarradellas|
|3rd President of the Parliament of Catalonia|
1 October 1938 – 15 October 1940
|Preceded by||Joan Casanovas i Maristany|
|Succeeded by||Antoni Rovira|
24 October 1874|
Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Baix Empordà
|Died||19 September 1958
|Political party||Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya|
He was a deputy in the Catalan Parliament and the Spanish Congress in 1932, as an Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya affiliate. He was also the last President of Parliament of Catalonia at the end of Republican Catalan resistance in the Spanish Civil War, before Francisco Franco abolished the Generalitat de Catalunya. He was elected President of the Parliament of Catalonia on 1 October 1938. In office, Irla pushed for cooperation with the allies, Basque nationalists and other anti-Francoist groups, though excluding the communists. 
He became the President-in-exile of the Generalitat after Lluís Companys was executed. During his time as President-in-exile, he established a Government in exile, and appointed Josep Tarradellas as Conseller en Cap (Prime Minister). He resigned as President in 1954.
He worked in his father's inn when he was young. He was the eldest son; his brothers were Francesc and Nicolau.
He died in Provence, France in 1958.
- Parlament de Catalunya "Bosch and Josep Irla (1938 - 1940)". Presidents of Parliament (in Catalan, Spanish, English, Basque, Galician, Occitan). Parlament de Catalunya. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- The failure of Catalanist opposition to Franco (1939-1950), Casilda Güell, P87
- La Vanguardia, 2 de octubre de 1938, p. 5:
Por 36 votos a favor y 4 en blanco, es elegido presidente don José Irla Bosch. Este pasa a sentarse en la presidencia, y la Cámara, en pie, la dedica una cariñosa ovación.
- Parlament de Catalunya - Josep Irla i Bosch (Catalan) (Spanish) (English) (Basque) (Occitan)
|President of the Generalitat de Catalunya in exile
Joan Casanovas i Maristany
|President of the Parliament of Catalonia
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