Fernando de Santiago y Díaz

Prime Minister of Spain (1910-1994)

Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil (July 23, 1910 – November 6, 1994) was a conservative Spanish politician. He was the deputy and interim prime minister of Spain during the Spanish transition to democracy in the late 1970s.

Fernando de Santiago y Díaz
72nd President of the Government of Spain
2nd of Democratic Transition (1975–1977)
In office
July 1, 1976 – July 3, 1976
MonarchJuan Carlos I
Vice PresidentJuan Miguel Villar Mir
Preceded byCarlos Arias Navarro
Succeeded byAdolfo Suárez
Governor-General of the Spanish Sahara
In office
March 4, 1971 – April 24, 1974
Preceded byJosé María Pérez de Lerma
Succeeded byFederico Gómez de Salazar
Personal details
Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil

(1910-07-23)July 23, 1910
Madrid, Spain
DiedNovember 6, 1994(1994-11-06) (aged 84)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyFalange (1936-1980)
Movimiento Nacional
Military service
RankLieutenant General
CommandsSuperior Polytechnic Army College

He had earlier been a general in the Spanish Civil War and under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.