Rodríguez de Valcárcel, Alejandro

Alejandro Rodríguez de Valcárcel y Nebreda

b. 27 Dec 1917, Burgos
d. 22 Oct 1976, Madrid

Title: Presidente de las Cortes Españolas (President of the Spanish Cortes)
Term: 27 Nov 1969 - 26 Nov 1975
Chronology: 22 Nov 1969, appointed, decree of the Head of State [1]
27 Nov 1969, commencement of term on the day of actual assumption of duties as specified by decree of the Head of State of 30 Nov 1967 [2]
26 Nov 1975, expiration of term
Title: Presidente del Consejo de Regencia (President of the Council of Regency)
Term: 20 Nov 1975 - 22 Nov 1975
Chronology: 20 Nov 1975, Consejo de Regencia (Council of Regency) is constituted upon the death of Jefe del Estado (Head of State) with President of the Spanish Cortes assuming the office of President of the Council of Regency, in accordance with Art. 3, Ley de Sucesión en la Jefatura del Estado (Law on Succession in the Headship of State, 1947), meeting of the Council of Regency, office of the President of the Cortes, Palacio de las Cortes Españolas, Madrid [3]
22 Nov 1975, Council of Regency ceased to function upon the swearing-in of King of Spain, joint session of the Cortes Españolas (Spanish Cortes) and Consejo del Reino (Council of the Kingdom), salón de sesiones, Palacio de las Cortes Españolas, Madrid [4]
Brother of Carlos María Rodríguez de Valcárcel, founder of the Sindicato Español Universitario (SEU), student organization of the Falange Española Tradicionalista (Spanish Traditionalist Phalanx); joined the SEU (1934); studied law at the University of Salamanca, graduating as licenciado (1939); member of the Spanish Traditionalist Phalanx (1936); participated in the Civil War; admitted to the bar as state lawyer (1941); served as President of the Provincial Council of Santander (1944-1946), Civil Governor of the Province of Burgos (22 Nov 1946 - 25 Jan 1952), Civil Governor of Balearic Islands (25 Jan 1952 - 25 Sep 1953); elected to the Cortes (1944-1946); worked as secretary general of the National Institute for Housing (1954-1955), vice-president of the National Institute for Forecasts (1955-1957), director for social affairs of the National Institute of Industry (1957); member of the Cortes (1964-1977); vice-secretary general of the Movimiento (1965-1969); was appointed President of the Cortes (27 Nov 1969 - 26 Nov 1975) for six-year term and served ex officio as President of the Council of the Kingdom (Presidente del Consejo del Reino).
Biographical sources: Boletín Oficial del Estado. 1946-1975.

[1] Boletín Oficial del Estado. Gaceta de Madrid. Lunes 24 de noviembre de 1969. Núm. 281. P. 18282.
[2] Boletín Oficial del Estado. Gaceta de Madrid. Viernes 1 de diciembre de 1967. Núm. 287. P. 16612.
[3] Boletín Oficial del Estado. Domingo 27 de julio de 1947. Núm. 208. PP. 4238-4239.
[4] Boletín Oficial de las Cortes Españolas. X Legislatura. Núm. 21. Diario de las sesiones del pleno. Sesión Extraordinaria y Conjunta de las Cortes Españolas con el Consejo del Reino, para recibir juramento y proclamar Rey a S.A.R. Don Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón, celebrada el día 22 de noviembre de 1975. PP. 1-7.
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