Alonso Lujambio

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lujambio and the second or maternal family name is Irazábal.
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 Party[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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