José María Aznar( 25 February 1953 - Present )
José María Alfredo Aznar López served as the Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He is a director of News Corporation.
Aznar was born in Madrid in 1953, was the son of Manuel Aznar Acedo, army official, journalist and radio broadcaster, and grandson of Manuel Aznar Zubigaray, a former Basque nationalist broadcaster turned Falangist propagandist and a prominent journalist during the Franco era. Both father and grandfather held governmental positions during the years of Spain under Franco.
He studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating in 1975, becoming a Spanish Tax Authority inspector in 1976.
As a teenager, Aznar was a member of the Frente de Estudiantes Sindicalistas , a Student Union supporting the Falange, Franco's one-party fascist organization. After...