Biography of Santiago Alba y Bonifaz (1872-1949)

Spanish politician, born in Zamora on December 24, 1872 and died in 1949. He/She was Secretary in the Assembly of the Chambers of Commerce of the 20 November 1898. In 1900, he/she supported the formation of a new party, the National Union. In 1906 he/she served as Governor of Madrid, by the Liberal Party, and during this year held its first ministerial portfolio. In 1912 he/she joined public instruction, Canalejas, and in 1915, to Treasury. In 1917, he/she created his own group, the Liberal left. The national Government he/she again held the Ministry of public instruction. The fall of Primo de Rivera, Alfonso XIII offered him the Presidency of the Government, but rejected it. He/She was Deputy in the constituent courts Republican and chaired of the second biennium. In 1935, he/she attempted to form a Government. At the beginning of the Civil War he/she was exiled in Portugal. He/She finally returned to Spain in 1945.


M. García Venero: Santiago dawn, royalist of reason (Madrid, 1963).

J. M. Marín Arce: Santiago praises and the Crisis of the restoration (Madrid, 1990).