José Manuel Liaño Flores

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José Manuel Liaño Flores
Mayor of A Coruña
In office
1 February 1976 – 3 April 1979
Preceded byJaime Hervada
Succeeded byDomingos Merino
Member of Cortes Españolas
In office
Personal details
Born(1921-11-15)15 November 1921
Monforte de Lemos, Spain
Died5 May 2022(2022-05-05) (aged 100)
A Coruña, Spain

José Manuel Liaño Flores (15 November 1921 – 5 May 2022) was a Spanish lawyer and politician. He served in the Cortes Españolas of Francoist Spain from 1967 to 1977, and was the mayor of A Coruña (1976–1979).


Born in Monforte de Lemos in the Province of Lugo, Liaño Flores graduated with a law degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and qualified as a judge at the age of 23.[1]

Liaño Flores served in the Cortes Españolas of Francoist Spain from 1967 to 1977. On 1 February 1976 he succeeded Jaime Hervada as the first mayor of A Coruña after the death of Francisco Franco. During his time in office, he founded the University College, which evolved into the University of A Coruña. Other achievements included the founding of the water company and the completion of the reservoir at Cecebre, as well as works on the Santa Margarita park. He decided not to run in the first democratic municipal elections in 1979, and vowed to leave politics. He also served as a pundit on local station Radio Voz.[2][3]

Liaño Flores marked his 100th birthday on 15 November 2021.[4] He continued his legal practice until his death the following 5 May, being recognised as the longest-serving lawyer in Spain.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Quintas, Paula (5 May 2022). "Fallece a los 100 años José Manuel Liaño Flores, alcalde de A Coruña entre 1976 y 1979" [José Manuel Liaño Flores, mayor of A Coruña between 1976 and 1979, dies at the age of 100]. El Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Fallece José Manuel Liaño Flores, el centenario exalcalde de A Coruña" [José Manuel Liaño Flores, centenarian ex-mayor of A Coruña, dies]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 5 May 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  3. ^ Bao, Noela (5 May 2022). "Muere José Manuel Liaño Flores, exalcalde de A Coruña, a los 100 años" [José Manuel Liaño Flores, ex-mayor of A Coruña, dies at 100] (in Spanish). Cadena COPE. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  4. ^ "El almuerzo de los 100 años del alcalde Liaño" [Mayor Liaño's lunch 100th birthday lunch]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 14 November 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2022.