Díaz Ordaz

Díaz Ordaz

[dee-ahs awr-thahs]
Díaz Ordaz, Gustavo, 1911-79, president of Mexico (1964-70). A lawyer, law professor, and judge, he served in both houses of the federal legislature and was secretary of interior (1958-63). As president, he continued the reform measures begun by his predecessors and furthered close ties with the United States.

Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz (born 1956 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) served as Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1991 to 1992. He was appointed by former Governor Rafael Hernández Colón. Prior to becoming the Attorney General, Pérez-Díaz served as Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He is currently a partner at the law firm of Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Legal career

From 1985 to 1986, Pérez-Díaz was the Director of the Federal Litigation Division at United States Department of Justice for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. And from 1986 to 1989, he was the Special Assistant to the Governor in Charge of Federal Affairs in the Office of Governor Rafael Hernández Colón.

Clerkships

After law school, Pérez-Díaz served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Jose Trias Monge of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and for Stephen Breyer, a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and future Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Education

Pérez-Díaz received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Fairfield University in 1978 and received his law degree, magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico Law School in 1981. He was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review. Pérez-Díaz received his master's of law from the Harvard Law School in 1983.

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