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Miguel Herrero de Miñón
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In 2015
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
15 June 1977 – 6 June 1993
Constituency Madrid
Personal details
Miguel Herrero y Rodríguez de Miñón

(1940-06-18) 18 June 1940 (age 82)
Madrid, Spain
Political party UCD (until 1982)
AP (1982–1989)
PP (1989–2004)

Miguel Herrero y Rodríguez de Miñón (born 18 June 1940) is a Spanish jurist and politician. A member of the Union of the Democratic Centre until 1982, then of People's Alliance and its successor, the People's Party, he is one of the "Fathers of the Constitution", the seven legislators who participating in the draft of the Spanish constitutional text passed in 1978.


Self-described as an "españolista de la España Grande" (roughly "spanishist of the Great Spain"), Herrero de Miñón has been placed as representative of a fringe strand of nationalism advocate of neoforalism within the Spanish conservative spectrum.

University education: legal and philosophical

Son of high school professor and hispanist Miguel Herrero García, he studied law in Madrid, where, as he says in his Memoirs of Summer, he was "more studious than a student". After graduating in 1961, he earned his doctorate in 1965 with a thesis on the Constitutional Law that emerged after decolonization. He completed his training at Oxford, in Paris and in Louvain, where he graduated in Philosophy in 1968. A lawyer with the Council of State since 1966, he soon began to collaborate with the press -Diario Ya, Diario Madrid, Informaciones-, spreading his ideas about what the transition to the death of Francisco Franco should be.

In 1975, he married Cristina Jáuregui Segurola, daughter of Ramón Jáuregui Epalza and M.ª Luisa Segurola Guereca.

Decorations and awards

  • Great Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (1978)
  • "Friend of the Basques" Award (1998)
  • Creu de Sant Jordi (2000)
  • Collar of the Order of Civil Merit (2003)
  • Doctor honorary /hon./ Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) (2017)
  • Doctor honorary /hon./ Universidad Pontificia Comillas (2018)
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