Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado

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Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
El vicepresidente 1º y Asuntos de Defensa, Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, recibe la felicitación del presidente Adolfo Suárez.jpg
Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado (1980)
Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
In office
23 September 1976 – 26 February 1981
Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil
Succeeded by Rodolfo Martín Villa
Minister of Defence
In office
5 July 1977 – 6 April 1979
Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
Personal details
Born Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
(1912-04-30)April 30, 1912
Madrid, Spain
Died December 15, 1995(1995-12-15) (aged 83)
Torremocha del Campo, Spain
Resting place Villaviciosa de Odón cemetery
Nationality Spanish
Political party None
Spouse(s) Carmen Blasco
Children Four
Profession Military
Religion Roman Catholic
Awards Legion of Merit,[1]
Military service
Allegiance Spain
Service/branch Army
Rank Lieutenant General/Captain-General Honorary
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War

Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado (April 30, 1912 – December 15, 1995) was a Spanish politician and general. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain under Adolfo Suárez. He served from 23 September 1976 through 26 February 1981. He was also Spain's first Minister of Defense from 1977 to 1979.

Mellado died in a road accident in Torremocha del Campo, Spain, aged 83.

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