José López Portillo

President of Mexico from 1976 to 1982

José Guillermo Abel López Portillo y Pacheco, (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse ˈlopes poɾˈtiʝo]; 16 June 1920 – 17 February 2004) was a Mexican lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was the 51st President of Mexico from 1976 to 1982.[1]

José López Portillo
51st President of Mexico
In office
1 December, 1976 – 30 November, 1982
Preceded byLuis Echeverría
Succeeded byMiguel de la Madrid
Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico
In office
29 May 1973 – 22 September 1975
PresidentLuis Echeverría
Preceded byHugo B. Margáin
Succeeded byMario Ramón Beteta
Director of the Federal Electricity Commission
In office
18 February 1972 – 29 May 1973
Preceded byGuillermo Villarreal Caravantes
Succeeded byArsenio Farell Cubillas
Personal details
José Guillermo Abel López Portillo y Pacheco

16 June 1920
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedFebruary 17, 2004(2004-02-17) (aged 83)
Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of deathHeart failure caused by pneumonia
Resting placeCemeterio Militar
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyPRI
(m. 1951; div. 1991)

(m. 1995)
ParentsJosé López Portillo y Weber
Refugio Pacheco Villa-Gordoa
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Mexico


  1. Sheppard, Randal (2016). A Persistent Revolution. History, Nationalism and Politics in Mexico since 1968. University of New Mexico Press. pp. 78.