Jesús Silva Herzog Flores

Jesús Silva Herzog Flores

Jesús Silva Herzog Flores (b. in May 8, 1935 in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served as secretary of finance and public credit in the cabinet of President Miguel de la Madrid (1982 – 1986) and as an ambassador to Spain and the United States during the 1990s.

Silva Herzog is son of the prominent economist Jesús Silva Herzog and Josefina Flores Villarreal. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master's degree in the same discipline from Yale University.

He taught several courses in economics at the UNAM (1963 – 1969) and at El Colegio de México (1964 – 1969) before joining the Bank of Mexico as general manager (1977 – 1978) and serving as undersecretary of finance in the cabinet of José López Portillo (1979 – 1982).

In 2000 he lost Mexico City's Head of Government election to Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Silva Herzog was married to María Teresa Márquez Diez-Canedo and is the father of Jesús Silva Herzog Márquez, Eugenia Silva Herzog Márquez and María Teresa Silva Herzog Márquez.

Source: "Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano", Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1992.


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