Manuel Olivencia

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Olivencia in September 2006

Manuel Olivencia Ruiz (25 July 1929 – 1 January 2018) was a Spanish lawyer with a career as a professor, economist, and diplomat. He worked at the University of Seville and organized Seville Expo '92. He was born in Ronda, Spain. He won the Creu de Sant Jordi Award in 1990. He was Undersecretary of Education and Science during the first Transition government, advisor to the Bank of Spain, and a member of the board of RTVE.[1]

In 1960 he became a professor of law at the University of Seville. One of his students was future Prime Minister Felipe González.[2] There, he was dean of the school of law from 1968 to 1971 and dean of the school of economics from 1971 to 1975.[3]

Olivencia died of respiratory failure complicated from a fall in Seville, Spain on 1 January 2018 at the age of 88.[4]

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  1. Muñoz, Jorge (1 January 2018). "Fallece Manuel Olivencia, catedrático, maestro de abogados y comisario general de la Expo". Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. "Manuel Olivencia, quien fuera primer comisario general de la Expo 92, fallece en Sevilla". eldiario.es (in Spanish). 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. García Reyes, Alberto (1 January 2018). "Muere Manuel Olivencia, eminencia del Derecho Mercantil internacional". ABCdesevilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. Carazo, Elena (1 January 2018). "Fallece Manuel Olivencia a los 88 años". Cadena SER (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 January 2018.