Josep Maria de Porcioles i Colomer

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Josep Maria de Porcioles
108th Mayor of Barcelona
In office
15 March 1957 – 11 May 1973
Preceded byAntoni Maria Simarro i Puig
Succeeded byEnric Masó i Vázquez
Personal details
Born(1904-09-15)15 September 1904
Died3 September 1993(1993-09-03) (aged 89)
Vilassar de Dalt
Political partyFET y de las JONS
AwardsOrder of Isabella the Catholic

Josep Maria de Porcioles i Colomer (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛb məˈɾi.ə ðə puɾsiˈɔləz]; Amer, 15 July 1904 – Vilassar de Dalt, 3 September 1993) was the mayor of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain for sixteen years, from 15 March 1957 until 11 May 1973, during the reign of caudillo Franco.[1] His long administration is associated with the rapid economic and industrial growth of the city during Spain's desarrolisme and unplanned urban sprawl in Barcelona to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of immigrants attracted to the city from southern Spain. He was finally forced to retire in 1973 due to neighbourhood protests over the poor quality of the housing in the new areas and lack of social provision, and the speculation and corruption associated with the mayor.[2][3][4] He is interred in the Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona.

Preceded by
Antoni M. Simarro i Puig
Mayor of Barcelona
Succeeded by
Enric Massó i Vázquez