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Rafael Preciado Hernández

Rafael Preciado Hernández, a law professor with a great political career, was born in El Grullo in 1908.

He studied at Jalisco's high school in Guadalajara, which you can visit nearby from on street Jesús González Ortega #225.

It is located across from the imposing red-brick Arroniz building, which used to be the 15th military zone . Nowadays, it hosts Jalisco's Cultural Department.

When the University of Guadalajara was founded, Rafael Preciado studied at the Law faculty where he graduated in 1930. His career led him to teach Roman Law and Philosophy of Law in the university.

He was a founding member of the Partido Acción Nacional (National Action Party) as well as part of the Writing Commission for Doctrine Principles.

As part of his political work, he firmly defended the university's autonomy, after the tragic events of October 2, 1968.

He shared his knowledge in several books and essays on subjects like Parliamentary Speeches, Reflections on Justice's Diversity and Ideas, Philosophical, Legal, and Political Essays.

Great part of his work can be found at the Octavio Paz Ibero-American Library, in Plaza Universidad, just in the heart of Guadalajara.

He died in Mexico City in 1991, and a foundation was named after him because of his political humanism. In 2010, his remains were relocated to the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres (Honorable Citizens of Jalisco's roundabout).

Keep enjoying the city and learning about the legacy of the Honorable Citizens of Jalisco.