Alfonso Osorio

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Alfonso Osorio García (13 December 1923 – 27 August 2018) was a Spanish politician.

Born in Santander on 13 December 1923,[1][2] Osorio studied law at the University of Oviedo.[3] He passed the bar in 1953 and became a prosecutor, serving as lawyer for the Spanish Air Force, as well as Procurador en Cortes and taking several business administration positions.[4] Osorio was named Minister of the Presidency and Second Vice President under Carlos Arias Navarro and retained his position under Adolfo Suárez. Osorio was appointed to the Senate from 1977 to 1979.[3] After leaving the Suárez government and the Union of the Democratic Centre,[3] Osorio led the Progressive Democratic Party until his resignation in September 1979.[5][6] He subsequently joined the People's Alliance and represented Madrid in the Congress of Deputies until 1986, and Cantabria until 1989. Upon stepping down from the legislature, Osorio withdrew from the People's Alliance and quit politics.[3] Osorio died on 27 August 2018, at the age of 94 in his hometown of Santander.[7]

Osorio was married to María Teresa Iturmendi Gómez-Nales, daughter of Antonio Iturmendi Bañales. They had three children.[8][9]


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  2. ^ "Muere Alfonso Osorio, hombre clave de la Transición". ABC (in Spanish). 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bardavío, Joaquin (28 August 2018). "Fallece Alfonso Osorio, el hombre que ayudó a Suárez". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Muere a los 95 años Alfonso Osorio, vicepresidente segundo con Adolfo Suárez". El País (in Spanish). 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "No nos resignamos a ser un pueblo postrado y pesimista". ABC (in Spanish). 17 December 1978. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "El comité ejecutivo del PDP acepta la dimisión de Osorio". El País (in Spanish). 14 September 1979. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Muere Alfonso Osorio, figura clave de la Transición, a los 94 años". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Alfonso Osorio García". El País (in Spanish). 8 July 1976. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Photo en familia" (in Spanish). EFE. 22 December 1975. Retrieved 28 August 2018.