Fernando Gómez Mont

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Fernando Francisco Gómez Mont Urueta
Secretary of the Interior
In office
November 10, 2008 – July 14, 2010
President Felipe Calderón
Preceded by Juan Camilo Mouriño
Succeeded by José Francisco Blake Mora
Personal details
Born (1963-01-11) January 11, 1963 (age 54)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political party Independent
Alma mater Escuela Libre de Derecho
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Fernando Francisco Gómez Mont Urueta (born January 11, 1963) is a Mexican lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of the Interior. He was appointed by President Felipe Calderón on November 10, 2008, following the death of secretary Juan Camilo Mouriño in a plane crash on November 4. Gómez Mont was a member of the National Action Party until his resignation from the party on February 10, 2010. He presented his resignation on July 14, 2010 and President Calderon appointed Francisco Blake Mora to take charge of the Secretary of the Interior.

Personal life and education[edit]

Gómez Mont is the son of Felipe Gómez Mont, one of the founders and main ideologists of the National Action Party. He was born in Mexico City in 1963 and became a member of the party during his adolescent years. His father had already died by this time.

Gómez Mont studied law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho. In 1999 he was a federal deputy in the LV Legislature where he presided over the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. He represented the National Action Party in the Federal Electoral Institute, a post he resigned to become a private lawyer.

Gómez Mont was an advisor to President Ernesto Zedillo along with Luis Téllez (former Secretary of Communications and Transportation in President Calderón's cabinet); he also worked with then Attorney General Antonio Lozano Gracia in the investigation of the 1994 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio.

In his private practice he carried President Carlos Salinas and Tomás Peñaloza Webb in a supposed fraud to the Mexican Social Security Institute, and represented Rogelio Montemayor in the Pemexgate investigation in 2006.[clarification needed]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Camilo Mouriño
Secretary of the Interior
2008 - 2010
Succeeded by
José Francisco Blake Mora