Víctor Bravo Ahuja

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Víctor Bravo Ahuja
Secretary of Public Education of Mexico
In office
1970 – 1976 [1]
President Luis Echeverría
Preceded by Agustín Yañez
Succeeded by Porfirio Muñoz Ledo
Governor of Oaxaca
In office
1968 – 1970 [1]
Preceded by Rodolfo Brena Torres
Succeeded by Fernando Gómez Sandoval
Director General/Rector of the Monterrey Institute of Technology*
In office
1951–1958
Preceded by Roberto Guajardo Suárez
Succeeded by Fernando García Roel
Personal details
Born 20 February 1918 [1]
Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico [1]
Died 2 septiembre 1990 [2]
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico [1]
Nationality Mexican
Political party Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI)
Alma mater National Polytechnic Institute [1]
University of Michigan
Profession Academic and politician

Víctor Bravo Ahuja (20 February 1918 - 30 August 1990) was a Mexican politician and academician who served as Secretary of Public Education in the administration of Luis Echeverría (1970–76),[1] as Governor of Oaxaca (1968–70)[1] and as Director General (1951–55) and then Rector (1955–58) of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM).

He was born into a family composed by Rodrigo Bravo Monsalve and Carmen Ahuja Beauregard[1] and became one of the first four students to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute.[2] He interrupted his master's degree at the California Institute of Technology, served in the Mexican Air Force[3] and completed his master's degree at the University of Michigan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Víctor Bravo Ahuja: Un tuxtepecano como ninguno" (in Spanish). El Tuxtepecano. 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bravo Ahuja, Víctor". Diccionario de Historia de la Educación en México (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  3. ^ Basáñez, Miguel (1987). La composición del poder: Oaxaca 1968-1984 (in Spanish). Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública. p. 21. ISBN 978-968-6080-05-6. OCLC 19065244.