Francisco Fernández Ordóñez
|Francisco Fernández Ordóñez|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain|
5 July 1985 – 16 June 1992
|Preceded by||Fernando Morán|
|Succeeded by||Javier Solana|
|Minister of Justice of Spain|
9 September 1980 – 1 September 1981
|President||Adolfo Suárez and Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo|
|Preceded by||Íñigo Cavero|
|Succeeded by||Pío Cabanillas Gallas|
|Minister of Finance of Spain|
4 July 1977 – 6 April 1979
|Preceded by||Eduardo Carriles Galarraga|
|Succeeded by||Jaime García Añoveros|
|Born||Francisco Fernández Ordóñez
22 June 1930
|Died||7 August 1992
|Political party||Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD), Party of Democratic Action (PAD), Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)|
|Relations||Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez (brother)|
|Profession||Lawyer, Civil Servant|
Francisco Fernández Ordóñez (22 June 1930 – 7 August 1992) was a Spanish politician who was the minister of foreign affairs in the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government of Felipe González from 1985 until shortly before his death from a terminal illness in 1992.
Early life and education
Minister of Finance and Justice
After graduation, Ordóñez joined the ministry of economy in 1959, becoming the assistant secretary in 1973 and president of the National Institute of Industry in 1974, but resigned the same year for political reasons. He then founded the tiny Social Democratic Party. In 1977, his party joined the larger Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD), led by Adolfo Suárez, serving under him as the finance minister from 1977 until 1980, and then as the minister of justice, in which position he legalized divorce.
In 1982 he resigned from office and from the UCD in protest over a case of police torture, creating the small, new Party of Democratic Action (PAD). He then joined the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), becoming one of its deputies in the Cortes Generales when it won the general election of 28 October 1982. He was made president of the Banco Exterior de España until 1986 and was made later minister of foreign affairs. In the Congress he sat as a deputy for Madrid from 1977-1979 and from 1982 onwards and represented Zaragoza between 1979 and 1982.
Ordóñez died on 7 August 1992 of cancer at the age of 62.
- (Spanish) Gobiernos de España (1931-2008) Terra
- "Francisco Fernandez-Ordonez, Former Spanish Official, 62, Dies". The New York Times. 8 August 1992. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- R. W. Apple Jr. (13 October 1982). "Spanish socialist a darling of public, if not army". The New York Times. Madrid. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
|Minister of Foreign Affairs
4 July 1985 – 24 June 1992