Jesús Silva Herzog Flores

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Jesús Silva Herzog Flores
Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
In office
1982 – 1986[1]
President José López Portillo
Miguel de la Madrid
Preceded by David Ibarra Muñoz
Succeeded by Gustavo Petricioli
Secretary of Tourism (Mexico)
In office
14 December 1993 – 30 November 1994[1]
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Pedro Joaquín Coldwell
Succeeded by Silvia Hernández Enríquez
Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
In office
10 February 1995 – 3 November 1997[2]
President Ernesto Zedillo
Preceded by Jorge Montaño [2]
Succeeded by Jesús Reyes Heroles[2]
Ambassador of Mexico to Spain
In office
16 April 1991 – 14 January 1994[3]
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Enrique González Pedrero[3]
Succeeded by Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza[3]
Personal details
Born Jesús Silva y Flores[4]
(1935-05-08) 8 May 1935 (age 81)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Political party Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI)[5]
Spouse(s) María Teresa Márquez Diez-Canedo
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Yale University
Profession Politician, economist

Jesús Silva Herzog Flores (born as Jesús Silva y Flores[4] on 8 May 1935 in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[5] He served as secretary of Finance and Public Credit in the cabinet of President Miguel de la Madrid (1982–1986), as ambassador to Spain (1991–1994)[3] and the United States (1995–1997),[1] and as secretary of Tourism (1994) in the cabinet of Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Biography[edit]

Silva Herzog was born as Jesús Silva y Flores[4] in Mexico City to economic historian Jesús Silva Herzog and Josefina Flores Villarreal.[5] He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, 1959) and a master's degree in the same discipline from Yale University (1962).[1]

He taught several courses in Economics at UNAM (1963–1969) and El Colegio de México (1964–1969); worked as an economist for the Inter-American Development Bank (1962–1963) and as director-general of the National Institute of Housing (INFONAVIT, 1972–1976) before joining the Bank of Mexico as director-general (1977–1978) and serving as undersecretary of Finance in the cabinet of José López Portillo (1979–1982).[1]

In 2000, he lost Mexico City's Head of Government election to Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Silva Herzog was married to María Teresa Márquez Diez-Canedo and is the father of three children: María Teresa, Eugenia and Jesús Silva Herzog Márquez.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Camp, Roderic Ai (1995). Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-1993 (3rd ed.). University of Texas Press. p. 675. ISBN 9780292711815. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Diplomatic Representation for Mexico (United Mexican States)". U.S. Department of State. 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Embajadores de México en España" (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Bermúdez Molina, Estuardo Mario (22 May 2000). "Recurso de Apelación TEDF-REA-008/2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Tribunal Electoral del Distrito Federal. Retrieved 21 October 2014. el Consejo General al emitir su voto a favor del citado registro y en las discusiones de la misma, no toma en consideración que el señor JESÚS SILVA Y FLORES no ha efectuado los trámites de ley tendientes a rectificar o modificar su nombre para que se le reconozca y se ostente legalmente con el de JESUS SILVA HERZOG FLORES [...] Respecto al asunto que nos ocupa, tenemos que el partido postulante anexa a su solicitud diversos documentos para acreditar el nombre del candidato de referencia; en efecto, ofrece una copia certificada de un acta de nacimiento de la cual se desprende que el nombre correcto es JESÚS SILVA Y FLORES, dicha circunstancia está plenamente aceptada y reconocida por el representante del Partido Revolucionario Institucional y por la persona postulada por dicho partido tal y como se desprende de las declaraciones notariales que anexó con dicho escrito, por lo que se deberá tener como confesión expresa respecto a ese hecho, tanto al partido como al candidato que postulan. 
  5. ^ a b c d Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica. 1992. ISBN 968-820-177-4.