Alemán was born in Sayula in the state of Veracruz as the son of General Miguel Alemán González and Tomasa Valdés Ledezma. As a child, he was not permitted to attend school in his home town, dueto his father's (a former revolutionary general) political beliefs, but studied in other areas instead. He attended the National Preparatory School in Mexico City from 1920–1925, and then went to theNational School of Law until 1928, completing his law degree with his thesis on occupational diseases and accidents among workers. As a successful attorney, his first practice was in representingminers suffering from silicosis. He won two notable legal victories in defending workers against corporations. The first was in securing compensation for dependents of railroad workers who were killed inrevolutionary battles; the second was to gain indemnities for miners injured at work, and gained favor with Mexico's labor unions.
Representing the Party of the Mexican Revolution (an earlier nameof the party later known as the PRI), he served as Senator from the state of Veracruz from 1934–1936. When Manlio Favio Altamirano, the governor-elect of Veracruz, was assassinated, Aleman acceptedappointment as Governor of Veracruz from 1936–1939. From 1940 to 1945, he served as Secretary of the Interior under Manuel Ávila, after directing Avila's presidential campaign. Aleman ran forPresident in 1946 as candidate of the PRI, and was the winner of the elections held on July 7 of that year, defeating former foreign minister Ezequiel Padilla to become the first nonmilitary candidate to winthe Presidency of Mexico. He was inaugurated as President of the Republic on December 1, 1946, and served until 1952.
In 1961, he was named president of the national tourist commission, and wasinfluential in bringing the 1968 Summer Olympics to Mexico. In addition, he was the first president of the Mr. Amigo Association in 1964, which celebrates the bi-national friendliness between the...
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