Biography of Manuel Rodríguez-Acosta González de la Cámara (1874-1960)

Banker and Spanish politician born in 1874 in the bosom of a family of bankers and died on February 7, 1960. After the sudden death of his father in 1912, being the eldest of his sons family took the reins of the Bank company sons of Rodríguez-Acosta, who was renamed sons of Manuel Rodríguez-Acosta since that time. But this was not the only thing he inherited. He also continued with the post that had Congress the conservative party by Granada which, at the direct request of Maura, was occupied by Manuel. As a politician, he actively participated in the elections that took place in 1914, 1916 and 1918.

But, because of the political turmoil existing at that time, decided to found an Alliance of left-wing was called solidarity of Granada, with the aim of achieving debug electoral sincerity and conservadores-independientes in 1918. Following these elections, in which he was the most voted political, it got to be the owner of the first act of Parliament for the constituency of Granada, but because of the post-election political pacts, and following the family advice, decided to abandon his political career. To do so, on 8 March of that same year penned a public manifesto that showed their disappointment and their criticism of the established political system. After this it finally abandoned political life.

In 1919, and with the aim of creating a banking group of importance in Madrid, banking Rodríguez-Acosta participated in the founding of the Central Bank along with other banks of the importance of the time as they were the Guipuzcuano banks, Santander, Spanish, Zaragoza credit and credit Navarro. In this bank the Rodríguez Acosta family owned 5.83% of the shares, and Rodríguez-Acosta occupied one of the charges of vowels.

After the Civil War, in 1939, was reconstituted the Board of Directors of the Bank, in which Manuel Rodríguez-Acosta served as Vice President and a year later President of the entity, who yielded on April 23, 1943 to Ignacio Villalonga.

At the beginning of 1946, to not have children and with the political situation hardened by the promulgation of the law of banking ordination on 31 December 1946, the Rodríguez-Acosta Brothers began the process of fusion of his home in banks with the Central Bank. This fact took place on April 27 of the same year, through the settlement of liabilities to the branch of the Central Bank in Granada.

Manuel Rodríguez-Acosta continued actively participating in investment banking, and was a member of the Board of Directors of important institutions and other sectors such as the Spanish trash and Duro Felguera until his death.