Salvador Bermúdez de Castro, 2nd Duke of Ripalda
Don Salvador Bermúdez de Castro y O'Lawlor, 2nd Duke of Ripalda and 2nd Marquis of Lema (Madrid; 1 November 1863 - 20 January 1945) was a Spanish noble, politician and lawyer who served as Minister of State during the reign of Alfonso XIII. He was born in Madrid, the son of Manuel Bermudez de Castro y Diez (1811-1870) a senator and Minister for the Interior and Foreign Affairs, and Maria de la Encarnacion O’Lawlor y Cabellero (1830-1908), youngest daughter of Joseph O'Lawlor (1768-1850), an Irish-born Spanish general and governor of Granada. His cousin Richard Lalor was an Irish nationalist member of the British House of Commons.
The Duke was a prominent Spanish author, conservative politician and nobleman. He inherited the Dukedom of Ripalda and the Marquisate of Lema from his paternal uncle. A deputy for Oviedo (1891-1923), he served as Minister for Foreign Affairs 1919-21, 1917, 1913-15; Mayor of Madrid 1903-4 and Governor of the Bank of Spain (1922-3). He was the author of numerous works including "De la Revolución a la Restuaración", “Spain since 1815” and the autobiographical “ Mis Recuerdos 1801-1901” Late in life, he was one of the 22 jurists to revolt against a designnation by the Ministry of Interior under General Franco on 22nd December 1938 as in their “opinion illegitimate under the operating powers of the 18th of 1936 July”.
- Gonzalo P. Alzuria "Diccionario akal de historiadores españoles contemporáneos (1840-1980)" on Google Books
- Carlos Darde & Josep Armengoli i Segu "El poder de la influencia: Geografia del cacuquismo en Espana (1875-1923)" 2001 p. 76 on Google Books
- ↑ En el Apéndice I al Dictamen de la Comisión sobre ilegitimidad de poderes actuantes el 18 de julio de 1936 (Editora Nacional; Barcelona, 1939) los sublevados publicaron acusaciones de fraude y de coacciones durante las elecciones de febrero de 1936 en Cáceres, La Coruña, Lugo, Pontevedra y otras provincias con el objetivo de legitimar el Golpe de Estado
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