Torres Bodet, Jaime

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Torres Bodet, Jaime Gender: M
Jaime Mario Torres Bodet
born on 17 April 1902 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°13 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 16°18'

Jaime Torres Bodet


Mexican politician, diplomat and writer who served in the executive cabinet of three Presidents of Mexico.

In the 1920s he was a prominent member of the literary group Los Contemporáneos.

Torres Bodet was appointed Secretary of Public Education (1943–46) by President Manuel Ávila Camacho; he then served as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1946–1951) under President Miguel Alemán Valdés. Later, in 1958–64, he was again appointed to serve as Secretary of Public Education, this time under President Adolfo López Mateos.

Between 1929 and the outbreak of the Second World War, Torres Bodet held diplomatic positions in Madrid, The Hague, Paris, Buenos Aires and Brussels. He served as director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 1948 to 1952. From 1955 to 1958 he was Ambassador to France.

He received the Medal of Honor Belisario Domínguez from the Senate in 1971.

He was also a member of the Mexican Language Academy (the national correspondent agency to the Spanish Royal Academy) and of the National College.

Gravely ill, Torres Bodet committed suicide in Mexico City on 13 May 1974, aged 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Federal District archives.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Director-general of UNESCO, 1948-1952)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers