Julio Rodolfo Moctezuma

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Julio Rodolfo Moctezuma
Secretary of Finance (Mexico)
In office
1 December 1976 – 17 November 1977[1]
President José López Portillo
Preceded by Mario Ramón Beteta
Succeeded by David Ibarra
Personal details
Born 1927 (age 89–90)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)[1]
Alma mater UNAM[1]
Profession Lawyer

Julio Rodolfo Moctezuma Cid (born 1927) was a Mexican lawyer who served as the first Secretary of Finance (1976–77) in the cabinet of President José López Portillo, as director-general of Pemex (1981–82) and as director-general of the now extinct Somex bank (1982–88).[1]

Moctezuma was born in Mexico City into a family composed by Alberto Moctezuma —a farmer— and Alicia Cid.[1] He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a bachelor's degree Law and married Blanca Rosa Franco.[1] He practiced law in Preinversión de México, S.A., lectured in Political Science at the National University, held several posts at the extinct Secretariat of the Presidency and worked as an adviser to the National Company for Basic Commodities (Conasupo).[1]

When José López Portillo —a close friend of his since the 1950s[1]— assumed the presidency of Mexico, he served briefly as his first Secretary of Finance but was forced to resign on 17 November 1977 after several public policy disagreements with Carlos Tello Macías, the statist Secretary of Budget and Planning in the federal cabinet.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Camp, Roderic Ai (1995). Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-1993 (3rd ed.). University of Texas Press. p. 474. ISBN 9780292711815. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  2. ^ Philip, George D. E.; Enríquez, Rosario (1988). The Mexican economy. Taylor & Francis. p. 55. ISBN 9780415012652. Retrieved 2009-09-23. Tensions existed between key parts of the administrations, notably the rift that developed in 1977 and 1978 between the etatiste Carlos Tello, the Minister responsible for planning and the budget, and Julio Rodolfo Moctezuma Cid, the more orthodox finance minister.