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
September 1980 – 1982
Prime Minister Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
Personal details
Born (1940-11-30) 30 November 1940 (age 76)
Nationality Spanish
Political party Union of the Democratic Centre
Alma mater Universidad Complutense

José Pedro Pérez-Llorca (born 30 November 1940) is a Spanish lawyer and Spain's former minister of foreign affairs, who was in office from 1980 to 1982. He is also one of the contributors to Spain's constitution of 1978.

Early life and education[edit]

Llorca was born in Cadiz on 30 November 1940.[1][2] He graduated from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, with a law degree.[1]


Llorca is a lawyer by profession.[3] He joined the ministry of foreign affairs.[1] He played a significant role in the creation of the constitution of 1978 in Spain, being one of seven authors of it.[1] He worked as a professor of constitutional law at his alma mater.[1]

Llorca became a member of the Union of the Democratic Centre.[1] He served in the Spanish Parliament from 1977 to 1982, representing Madrid province.[1] Then he was appointed minister for the presidency and minister of territorial administration to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez.[1] In September 1980, he was appointed foreign minister, replacing Marcelino Oreja in the post.[4][5] The cabinet was headed by Prime Minister Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo.[1] Llorca's term as foreign minister ended in 1982.

Llorca has had several positions on the boards of different firms. He cofounded a law firm, namely Pérez-Llorca, in 1983 and has been chairing the firm since then.[6][7] He is the former chairman of Urquijo Leasing and AEG Ibérica, and a former member of the Board of Telefónica and of the Madrid Stock Exchange Council.[6] He is a member of the board of trustees of the FAES Foundation and of the international airlines group (IAG).[3][8] He was named as the president of the royal board of trustees of the Museo Nacional del Prado on 25 October 2012.[1] He replaced Plácido Arango in the post.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "José Pedro Pérez-Llorca is appointed new President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado". Museo del Prado. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Board of Directors" (PDF). IBERIA. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres". FAES. 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b "Board of Directors" (PDF). ICA Group. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Law firm Pérez-Llorca of Spain named Javier Fernández Cuenca partner". Attorneys. 7 March 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Appointment of the IAG Board Members". IAG. Retrieved 23 April 2013.