José Pedro Pérez-Llorca

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José Pedro Pérez-Llorca
José Pedro Pérez-Llorca 2015 (cropped).jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
9 September 1980 – 1 December 1982
Prime MinisterAdolfo Suárez
Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
Preceded byMarcelino Oreja
Succeeded byFernando Morán López
Minister for Territorial Administrations
In office
3 May 1980 – 9 September 1980
Prime MinisterAdolfo Suárez
Preceded byAntonio Fontán
Succeeded byRodolfo Martín Villa
Minister of the Presidency
In office
6 April 1979 – 3 May 1980
Prime MinisterAdolfo Suárez
Preceded byJosé Manuel Otero
Succeeded byRafael Arias-Salgado
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
29 June 1977 – 31 August 1982
Personal details
Born(1940-11-30)30 November 1940
Cádiz, Spain
Died6 March 2019(2019-03-06) (aged 78)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyUnion of the Democratic Centre
Alma materUniversidad Complutense

José Pedro Pérez-Llorca Rodrigo[1] (30 November 1940 – 6 March 2019) was a Spanish lawyer who served as the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1980 to 1982. He was also one of the Fathers of the 1978 Constitution and played a key role in the country's transition to democracy.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Pérez-Llorca was born in Cádiz on 30 November 1940.[3][4] He graduated from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, with a law degree.[3]


Pérez-Llorca in 1982

Pérez-Llorca was a lawyer by profession[5] and worked in the ministry of foreign affairs.[3] He played a significant role in the creation of Spain's 1978 constitution, of which he was one of seven authors.[3] He also worked as a professor of constitutional law at his alma mater.[3]

Pérez-Llorca became a member of the Union of the Democratic Centre.[3] He served in the Congress of Deputies from 1977 to 1982, representing the province of Madrid.[3] He was then appointed minister for the presidency and minister of territorial administration in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez.[3]

In September 1980, Pérez-Llorca was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing Marcelino Oreja in the post.[6][7] The cabinet was headed by Prime Minister Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo.[3] Pérez-Llorca's term as minister ended in 1982.

Pérez-Llorca had several positions on the boards of different firms. He co-founded the Pérez-Llorca law firm in 1983 and served as its chairman from then until at least 2005.[8][9] He was the chairman of Urquijo Leasing and AEG Ibérica and a member of the Board of Telefónica and of the Madrid Stock Exchange Council.[8]

Death and funeral[edit]

Jose Pedro Perez-Llorca died on 6 March 2019. His funeral at the cathedral of San Jerónimo el Real in Madrid was attended by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and leading politicians, including Pío García-Escudero, Ana Pastor, Esperanza Aguirre, and Ana Botella.[10]

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  1. ^ "Pérez-Llorca Rodrigo, José Pedro" (in Spanish). Congreso de los Diputados. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ Muere José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, uno de los padres de la Constitución a los 78 años (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "José Pedro Pérez-Llorca is appointed new President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado". Museo del Prado. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Board of Directors" (PDF). IBERIA. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b "A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres". FAES. 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ R. Gillespie; Fernando Rodrigo; Jonathan Story (1995). Democratic Spain: Reshaping External Relations in a Changing World. Routledge. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-415-11325-0. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  7. ^ S. Balfour; Paul Preston (1999). Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century. Routledge. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-415-18078-8. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Board of Directors" (PDF). ICA Group. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Law firm Pérez-Llorca of Spain named Javier Fernández Cuenca partner". Attorneys. 7 March 2005. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Los Reyes presiden el funeral en memoria de José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, uno de los padres de la Constitución española". Europa Press.
  11. ^ "Appointment of the IAG Board Members". IAG. Retrieved 23 April 2013.

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