Eduardo Dato Iradier

Category: Politician
Birth Date: 12th August 1856 (†8th March 1921)
Birth Place: A Coruña

His family moved to Madrid when he was very young. He took a degree in Law when he was nineteen. In 1877, he opened his own lawyer's office and was elected as deputy in 1883. In 1892, he filled the office of under secretary in the Ministry of the Interior. In 1899, he became Minister of the Interior and later Minister of Justice. In 1907, he became Mayor in Madrid. In 1913, the King put him in charge of the Government's formation. He became President of the Government in 1917, Minister of State in 1918 and president of the cabinet in 1920.

 Other Interesting Aspects

In 1910, he entered the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. He was a member of the Permanent Court in The Hague (he became vice-president in 1913), member of the International Law Institute, administrator of the bank firm 'Banco Hipotecario' and president of the National Institute of Social Security, the Council of Public Instruction and the Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. The King bestowed the County of Dato on him. He also got the following decorations: the chain of the Order of Carlos III and the Cross of St Gregorio Magno y Casto de Portugal.