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Francisco Fernández Ordóñez

In office
5 July 1985 – 16 June 1992
President Felipe González
Preceded by Fernando Morán
Succeeded by Javier Solana

Minister of Justice of Spain
In office
9 September 1980 – 1 September 1981
President Adolfo Suárez and Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo
Preceded by Íñigo Cavero
Succeeded by Pío Cabanillas Gallas

In office
4 July 1977 – 6 April 1979
President Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Eduardo Carriles Galarraga
Succeeded by Jaime García Añoveros

Born 1930
Madrid, Spain
Died 1992
Political party Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD), Party of Democratic Action (PAD), Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Profession Lawyer, Civil Servant

Francisco Fernández Ordóñez (1930-1992) was a Spanish politician who became Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government of Felipe González from 1985 until shortly before his death from a terminal illness in 1992.[1] He studied Law in Madrid and at Harvard University in the United States before joining the Ministry of Economt in 1959, becoming their assistant secretary in 1973 and President of the National Institute of Industry in 1974, but resigned the same year for political reasons. He then founded the tiny Social Democratic Party. In 1977, his party joined the larger Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD), led by Adolfo Suárez, serving under him as the Finance Minister from 1977 until 1980,[1] and then as the Minister of Justice, in which position he legalized divorce.[1]

In 1982 he resigned his post, and from the UCD, in protest over a case of police torture, creating the small, new Party of Democratic Action (PAD). He then joined the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), becoming one of its deputies in the Cortes Generales when it won the general election of October 28, 1982. He was made President of the Banco Exterior de España until 1986 and was made later Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the Congress he sat as a deputy for Madrid from 1977-1979 and from 1982 onwards and represented Zaragoza between 1979 and 1982.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando Morán
Minister of Foreign Affairs
4 July 1985 – 24 June 1992
Succeeded by
Carlos Westendorp

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