Alonso Lujambio

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Alonso Lujambio
Alonso Lujambio Irazábal.jpg
At the Mexican Senate (2008).
Secretary of Public Education
In office
6 April 2009[1] – 16 March 2012[2]
President Felipe Calderón
Preceded by Josefina Vázquez Mota
Succeeded by José Ángel Córdova Villalobos[2]
Senator of the Senate of Mexico
In office
29 August 2012 – 25 September 2012 (died in office)
Personal details
Born (1962-09-02)2 September 1962[1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Died 25 September 2012(2012-09-25) (aged 50)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Political party National Action[3]
Alma mater Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Yale University[1]
Occupation Academic and politician

Alonso José Ricardo Lujambio Irazábal[3] (2 September 1962 – 25 September 2012) was a Mexican academic and politician who served as Secretary of Public Education in the cabinet of President Felipe Calderón.[1]

Lujambio served as member of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), as advisor to the United Nations, and as an academic at the Ibero-American University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico (ITAM), where he chaired the undergraduate program in Political Science.[4]

On 11 November 2011, Lujambio was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, following a hospitalization for acute renal failure.

On 29 August 2012, Lujambio took protest as Senator, at which he assisted in a wheelchair.[5]

On 25 September 2012, Senator Alonso Lujambio died after complications with cancer.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Press Statement by Mexican President Felipe Calderón at the Manuel Ávila Camacho Hall of the Official Residence". Presidencia de la República (Mexico). 6 April 2009. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mensaje a medios de comunicación del Presidente Felipe Calderón Hinojosa" (in Spanish). Presidencia de la República (México). 16 March 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Delgado, Álvaro (2009). "Lujambio, panista al vapor" (in Spanish). Proceso. Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  4. ^ De Palma, Anthony (4 December 1994). "The World; Do Term Limits Work? Ask Mexico". New York Times. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Alonso Lujambio toma protesta como senador mientras lucha contra el cáncer" (in Spanish). CNN México. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fallece Alonso Lujambio; clase política de luto" (in Spanish). El Universal. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rinden homenaje a Alonso Lujambio en el Senado" (in Spanish). El Universal. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

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