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 MinisterAdolfo Suárez
Preceded byFernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil
Succeeded byRodolfo Martín Villa
Minister of Defence
In office
5 July 1977 – 6 April 1979
Prime MinisterAdolfo Suárez
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAgustín Rodríguez Sahagún
Personal details
Born
Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado

(1912-04-30)April 30, 1912
Madrid, Spain
DiedDecember 15, 1995(1995-12-15) (aged 83)
Torremocha del Campo, Spain
Resting placeVillaviciosa de Odón cemetery
NationalitySpanish
Political partyNone
Spouse(s)Carmen Blasco
ChildrenFour
ProfessionMilitary
AwardsLegion of Merit,[1]
Military service
AllegianceSpain
Branch/serviceArmy
RankLieutenant General/Captain-General Honorary
Battles/warsSpanish 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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