Andres Redondo Ortega - Andrés Redondo Ortega

Andrés Ortega Redondo (d. 1964) was a politician and banker Spanish .

Biography

Older brother of Onésimo Redondo , to whom he joined a deep friendship and of whom he served as protector in his early years, [ 1 ] he was a bank employee by profession, [ 2 ] and in his early years he became director of the delegation Valladolid from the Banco Hispano Americano . [ 3 ]

In his youth he was a member of the National Catholic Association of Propagandists [ 4 ] (ACNdP) and later, together with his brother Onésimo, he founded the Spanish Councils for Hispanic Action (JCAH) in 1931. [ 5 ] He came to collaborate financially with the weekly Igualdad , published during his brother's exile in Portugal.

Despite the fact that before the Civil War he had not been a member of the Falange , [ 6 ] the outbreak of the conflict and the death [ a ] of his brother radically changed this situation. During the funeral Onesimus was hailed by the Phalangists as provincial leader of the Falange in Valladolid , [ 8 ] [ 9 ] position he assumed in fact end. He also inherited from his brother the territorial leadership of Falange in Castilla La Vieja . [ 10 ]Under his mandate, the Valladolid Falange practiced great violence and repression against local republican elements. [ 11 ] An ambitious man, [ 12 ] he came to have a great autonomous power in his territorial fiefdom. [ 13 ] [ b ] Soon this autonomy made him into conflict with other powers of the Falange. Confronted with the dissident faction of Valladolid - led by the radical Falangists José Antonio Girón de Velasco and Luis González Vicén -, Redondo went to Manuel Hedilla; however, after a tense discussion with Hedilla, he was removed from his post and replaced by Dionisio Ridruejo . [ 15 ] [ c ]

Retired from politics, he would later work for the Bank of San Sebastián. [ 18 ] He died in this city in 1964. [ 19 ]

Notes

  1. Andrés Redondo himself was accompanying his brother and other Falangists when a shootout with militiamen near Labajos led to the death of Onésimo. [ 7 ]
  2. Although the jurisdiction of the provinces of León , Zamora and Salamanca , initially in the hands of Redondo, later passed to Rafael Garcerán . [ 14 ]
  3. The removal of Andrés Redondo occurred late 1936, [ 16 ] was ratified on January 8, 1937. [ 17 ]

References

  1. Tommasoni, 2014, p. 57.
  2. Payne, 1961, p. 131.
  3. Cenarro Lagunas, 2006 , p. 3.
  4. Redondo, 1993, p. 343n.
  5. Preston, 2002, p. 213.
  6. Thomas, 1976, p. 454.
  7. Martínez Jiménez, 2000 , p. 372.
  8. Preston, 2002, p. 230.
  9. Payne, 1999, p. 250.
  10. Thomàs, 1999, p. 103.
  11. Preston, 2013, p. 267.
  12. Preston, 2002, p. 229.
  13. Payne, 1999, pp. 257-258.
  14. Thomàs, 1999, p. 104.
  15. Payne, 1999, p. 258.
  16. Preston, 2002, p. 253.
  17. Payne, 1999, p. 259.
  18. Alba, 1974, p. 25.
  19. «Obituary. Don Andrés Redondo Ortega , ABC , p. 50 (February 11 1964)

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