Salvador Sánchez-Terán, a key politician of the Spanish Transition, has died this Saturday at the age of 88, as reported by the City Council of Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca), a town where he lived for long periods of time.
"Ciudad Rodrigo loses one of its best supporters until the last moment of his life and, from his City Hall, which he visited whenever he was in his city, he wants to record the feeling of sadness and pain for this loss," the consistory has indicated. it's a statement.
Sánchez-Terán, born in Logroño in 1934, was the civil governor of Barcelona, Minister of Labor and Minister of Transport and Communications with Adolfo Suárez, as well as a deputy in Congress for Salamanca.
"Although without denying his land in La Rioja, he always felt that he was a mirobrigense (name of Ciudad Rodrigo) and because of his interest in this municipality, he was awarded the City medal in 1976 and one of its public roads was named after him, the promenade Salvador Sánchez-Terán", recalled the Salamanca town council.
Sánchez-Terán, who was a civil engineer, also held the posts of general director of Renfe and president of Telefónica, among others, throughout his career. In the Union of Democratic Center (UCD) he became Secretary of Organization.
In Ciudad Rodrigo he had a residence where he spent several seasons throughout the year, as indicated by the City Council.
"Loving Ciudad Rodrigo means feeling committed to its history, creating its present and working for its future," said Sánchez-Terán in the proclamation for the 1963 festivities entitled "The Ciudad Rodrigo that I love."
"In the numerous articles that he published, in the conferences that he gave and in the books that he wrote, he made clear his condition as a 'man of the Spanish Transition', as a person who spoke out and was faithful to high democratic, social and human principles", he recalled. City Hall.