José Finat y Escrivá de Romaní
José María de la Blanca Finat y Escrivá de Romaní (Madrid, Feb. 11, 1904 - Madrid, May 30, 1995) was a Spanish politician and government official who held several important posts during the Franco dictatorship. After the Civil War he was named Director General of Security and from 1952 to 1965 he was the Mayor of Madrid.
His father was José Finat y Carvajal, a nobleman who held several titles including Count of Mayalde, Finat and Villaflor.  His mother was Blanca Escrivá de Romaní y de la Quintana, daughter of the Count of Casal.
He entered public life in Toledo as a political protégé of the Count of Romanones in the last years of the reign of Alfonso XIII. In 1919, he assumed his father's title of Count of Mayalde. He took a degree in law and began a military career as an artillery commander.
He became an activist for the Liberal-Conservative Party in the municipal elections of 1931. After the establishment of the Second Republic his opinions became radicalized and he became a supporter of the Spanish Falange, a party that was soon incorporated into the larger Syndicalist movement. He participated in the elections of 1933 and 1936, running under the banner of the Popular Action Party and the Spanish Confederation of Autonomous Right-wing Groups (CEDA). During the Civil War he was personal secretary to Ramón Serrano Suñer.
As DGS, he arrested and detained Lluís Companys, the President of Catalonia, who was put on trial and executed by firing squad in 1940. His final act as DGS was to establish the "Jewish Archive", a collection of documents put together by the civil authorities to register and manage the Jewish residents of Spain; approximately 6,000 at that time.
Between 1941 and 1942 he served as the Spanish Ambassador to Germany, coinciding with Operation Barbarossa, which saw volunteers of the Blue Division at the front. In 1952 he was named Mayor of Madrid, a post he occupied until replaced by Carlos Arias Navarro in 1965, making him Madrid's longest serving mayor. In 1971 he became a member of the Cortes and a Minister in Franco's National Movement. In his later years, he retired to a ranch.
- Genealogía de la familia y del apellido Riquelme-Bustos: La descendencia de Mosén Juan Fontes y de doña Isabel de Albornoz y Roca Rocafull, y la genealogía de las distintas ramas de la familia y del apellido Riquelme Bustos, Bustos, Finat, Finat Walford, Fontcuberta Bustos
- Foro por la Memoria
- La lista de Franco para el Holocausto, El País, 20 de junio de 2010.
- BOE núm. 198, pág. 5331 (17 de julio de 1941)