Díaz Ordaz, Gustavo

Díaz Ordaz, Gustavo go͞ostäˈvō dēˈäs ōrˈdäs [key], 1911–79, president of Mexico (1964–70). A lawyer, law professor, and judge, he served in both houses of the federal legislature and was secretary of interior (1958–63). As president, he continued the reform measures begun by his predecessors and furthered close ties with the United States.

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