José Francisco Ruiz Massieu
Politician, Deceased Person
1946 – 1994
Who was José Francisco Ruiz Massieu?
José Francisco Ruiz Massieu was a Mexican political figure. He was governor of Guerrero from 1987 to 1993. He then served as the secretary-general of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 1994. His term ended with his assassination.
José Francisco Ruiz Massieu was the brother-in-law of Carlos Salinas and was due to become the PRI majority leader in the Chamber of Deputies. All that changed on the morning of September 28, 1994 when he was murdered by a gunman, a 28 year old named Daniel Aguilar Treviño just outside Hotel Casa Blanca located at Lafragua street crossing with Reforma avenue in downtown Mexico City. The incident occurred while Ruiz Massieu was boarding his vehicle after attending a PRI party meeting held at Casa Blanca.
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