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Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios

Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios (October 26, 1927 – October 30, 2000) was a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was in charge of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad secret police at the midst of the dirty war (1964 – 1970), served as governor of Veracruz (1986 – 1988) and as Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios
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54th Governor of Veracruz
In office
1 December 1986 – 30 November 1988
Preceded byAgustín Acosta Lagunes
Succeeded byDante Delgado Rannauro
Personal details
Born(1927-10-26)October 26, 1927
Alto Lucero, Veracruz
DiedOctober 30, 2000(2000-10-30) (aged 73)
Mexico City
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party

Gutiérrez Barrios was born in Veracruz, Veracruz. His parents were Fernando Gutiérrez Ferrer and Ana María Barrios. He graduated from the Colegio Militar military academy in 1947 and joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 1950.

In 2000, voters elected Gutiérrez Barrios as a senator for the LVIII and LIX Legislature. While he took the oath of office on September 1, 2000, he died nearly two months later, on October 30. He was replaced by his alternate, Noemí Zoila Guzmán Lagunes.[1]

Source: Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano, Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1992


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Preceded by
Agustín Acosta Laguna
Governor of Veracruz
1986 - 1988
Succeeded by
Dante Delgado Rannauro