Reyes Heroles, Jesús (1921–1985)

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Reyes Heroles, Jesús (1921–1985)

A prominent Mexican political figure and intellectual, Reyes Heroles was born in Veracruz on April 3, 1921. He graduated from the National School of Law in 1944 and taught there for two decades, mentoring an influential generation of politicians. He held a number of minor government posts before serving as a member of congress (1961–1964). President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz appointed him director of the national petroleum company, where he served from 1964 to 1970. He was president of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) from 1972 to 1975, during which time he attempted to institute major reforms. He served as secretary of government in 1976 and secretary of public education from 1982 to 1985.

See alsoDíaz Ordaz, Gustavo; Mexico, Political Parties: Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).


Reyes Heroles, Jesús. Obras completas. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1995.

Reyes Heroles, Jesús. Jesús Reyes Heroles y el petróleo. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1992.

                                            Roderic Ai Camp

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