Spanish Prime Minister. Served as Prime Minister of Spain from 1913 to 1915, in 1917, and from 1920 to 1921. He obtained a degree in law in 1875 and opened his law office two years later. He was elected to the Spanish parliament in 1883 and became undersecretary for the Ministry of the Interior in 1892. He held the position of Minister of the Interior and Minister of Justice over the next fifteen years. In 1907, he ran for and won the position of Mayor of Madrid. He was leader of the Conservative Party from 1913 to 1921. He instituted various reforms but proved unable to deal effectively with unrest or to heal the divisions within his party. Three Catalan anarchists assassinated him as he left the parliament building in Madrid.
Bio by: Bunny Boiler