José Calvo Sotelo

Category: Politician
Birth Date: 6th May 1893 (†13th July 1936)
Birth Place: Tui (Pontevedra)

He studied Secondary Education in A Coruña and then in Lugo. Then he studied Law and published his doctoral thesis La doctrina del abuso como limitación del Derecho Subjetivo. When he was 20, he sat in a competitive examination to become a lawyer getting the first position. In 1919, he was elected as a deputy (he was reelected two years later) and nominated as provincial governor in Valencia up to 1922. After the coup d'état carried out by Primo de Rivera, he was nominated as director general of Local Administration and Minister of Treasury in 1925. In 1931, during the Second Republic, he moved to Lisbon and then to Paris, coming back later and being elected as deputy again.

 Work & Activities

He published the works: El proletariado ante el maurismo y el socialismo y Mis servicios al Estado. Seis años de gestión.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was elected as a member of the Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence. In 1928, he created the firm CAMPSA, the monopoly of oil.