Condensed Resume of the Life and Works of Agustín Yáñez Delgadillo


Resume (Condensed) Date of birth: May 4th, 1904, in Guadalajara Jalisco. Degrees in Law (1929) and a Master´s Degree in Philosophy (1951). As a teacher: Professor in the Escuela Normal para Señoritas. Guadalajara Jal. (1923-1929). Professor of the Escuela Preparatoria José Paz Camacho. Guadalajara Jal. (1926-1929). Director of Elementary Education in the State of Nayarit and first Dean of the Instituto del Estado de Nayarit (1930-1931). Professor of the Escuela Preparatoria de la Universidad de Guadalajara. (1931-1932) Professor of the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (since 1932). Professor of the Colegio de la Paz Vizcaínas (1932-1934). Professor of High School in the Secretaría de Educación Pública (1936-1952). Professor of the University Gabino Barreda (1934-1935). Founding Professor of Literary Theory in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Nacional de México (a partir de 1942). Professor of the Universidad Femenina de México. Creative writing department (1946-1950). Director of the Creative Literature Seminar. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Nacional (since 1959). Full time Professor of the Universidad Nacional (may 1959). Political appointments and elected positions. Chief of Libraries in the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (1934-1952). Constitutional Governor of the state of Jalisco (march 1953 through february 1959). Advisor to the President of Mexico (march 1959 through september 1962). Ambassador to Argentina (may 1960). Delegation Chief at the XI General Assembly of the UNESCO in Paris (november-december 1960). Subsecretary of the Presidency of the Republic (september 1962 through november 1964). Secretary of Public Education (from the 1st of december 1964). Educational Achivements in the Government of Jalisco. Doubled the budget destined for education and culture, until it exceded one third of the annual state budget (while being Governor). Created the Department of Philosophy and creative writing, the school of social service, and the high schools in Ciudad Guzmán and Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco. Built five new building and adapted two more for the Universidad de Guadalajara; increased in a 112.5 percent the state budget for the University; finished constructing the structure for the new School Hospital and the Rural School of Medicine. Creation of the workshop of artcrafts in Tlaquepaque and the regional museums in Ciudad Guzmán and Lagos de Moreno. Construction of two open air theaters in Guadalajara and a library and an auditórium in Sayula. Conferences outside of Mexico Gave a conference in the Universidad Central of Caracas, Venezuela; at the Ateneo Nacional of Montevideo, Uruguay; at the Universidad Mayor of San Marcos, Lima, Perú; at the Casa of the Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito, Ecuador, during an intercultural trip through Central and South America. (1946). Gave conferences at the Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala; at the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Honduras; at the Ateneo de Managua and the Universidad de León, Nicaragua; as well as at the Teatro Nacional de San José, Costa Rica, gave a televised interview with university students and writers in Panamá. All during a misión for the Mexican Seminar of Culture through Central America. (1963). Visiting Professor of the Hackett Lecture 1963, in the Latin American Studies Department of the University of Texas, Austin, Texas (1963). Gave conferences at the Mexican Embassy in Tokio, Japan; as well as in Manila; at the University of the Phillipines; gave conferences at the Academy of Writers in New Delhi. (1964) Institutions where he was a member. Member of the Mexican Seminar of Culture, since 1949, and president of the institution for three consecutive periods; 1949 a 1951. Member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua. Elected on the 4th of February, 1952. Member of El Colegio Nacional. Elected on the 8th of July, 1952. Condecorations. Officer of the Legión of Honor of the French Repúblic, received on the 24th of august, 1954. Great Cross of Merit given by the Italian Republic on the 18th of May, 1965. Great Cross of the Sun Order of Perú, received on the 15th of October, 1965. Great Cross of the Belgian Crown, received on the 20th of October, 1965. Great Cross of the order of Francisco Morazán, of the Republic of Honduras, received on the 8th of January, 1966. Great Cross of the order of José Matías Delgado, of the Republic of El Salvador, received on the 12th of January, 1966. Great Cross of the order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, of the Republic of Panama, received on the 27th of January, 1966. Comendador Cross with Star, of the order of the Poland Restituta, received on the 30th of May, 1966. Great Cross of the order of Rubén Darío, of the Republic of Nicaragua, received on the 12th of July, 1966. Great Cross of the order of Merit, of the German Federal Republic, received on July, 1966. Gold Medal given by the International Relation Association of Checoslovaquia, received on the 23th of October, 1967. Great Cross of the order of the Liberator Simón Bolívar, of the Republic of Venezuela, received on the 13th of January, 1969. Great Cross of the order of the Quetzal, of the Republic of Guatemala, received on the 15th of December, 1969. Medal of the Merit Order in favor of the Polish Culture, (the 5th given), received on July 1970, given by the Popular Republic of Poland.

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