Francisco Aguirre de la Hoz
After qualifying as a lawyer at the University of Valladolid and University of Valencia, together with Emilio Attard, he helped to found the Valencian Regional Party and later, the Democratic Popular Party (PDP). Subsequently, the PDP, together with other parties, formed the Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD). As a UCD member, at the 1977 General Election, he was elected to the Spanish Congress of Deputies representing Valencia Province and was re-elected in the subsequent election in 1979.
From April 1978 until June 1979 he served as Minister for Economics and Manufacturing in the Valencian Regional Administration. He did not stand at the 1982 election, retiring from politics and moving to Barcelona where he founded a Business Association.
- Dictionary of Valencian politicians Archived September 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- La Vanguardia, 17 June 1977, p18 accessed 24 May 2010
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