José Amorín Batlle

José Gerardo Amorín Batlle
Minister of Education and Culture
In office
5 October 2004  1 March 2005
President Jorge Batlle[1]
Preceded by Leonardo Guzmán
Succeeded by Jorge Brovetto
Representative at the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 March 2005  15 February 2010
Constituency Montevideo
Assumed office
15 February 2010
Personal details
Born (1954-11-09) 9 November 1954[2]
Montevideo, Uruguay[3]
Nationality Uruguayan
Political party Colorado Party
Other political
List 15, Batllist Proposal (Proba)[2]
Spouse(s) Elita del Campo Rivas[3]
Children Three[3]
Parents Julio Amorín Larrañaga and Susana Batlle[2]
Residence Montevideo, Uruguay
Alma mater University of the Republic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Amorín and the second or maternal family name is Batlle.

José Gerardo Amorín Batlle (born 9 November 1954 in Montevideo)[2] is an Uruguayan lawyer and politician who has served as Minister of Education and Culture (2004–2005), representative (2005–2010) and senator (since 2010).[4]

Amorín is a member of the Colorado Party and comes from a political family; his father, Julio Amorín Larrañaga —himself a relative of Javier Barrios Amorín— was minister in Juan María Bordaberry's government and his mother, Susana Batlle, was a close relative of president Jorge Batlle.[2]


  1. "Palabras del Secretario de la Presidencia, Raúl Lago, en la asunción de José Amorín Batlle, como Ministro de Educación y Cultura" (Press release). Secretaría de Prensa y Difusión, Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay. 5 October 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Candidatos a las internas de 2014". Perfiles (in Spanish). La Diaria. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 "Amorín Batlle, José". Legisladores (in Spanish). Colorado Party. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  4. "José Gerardo Amorín Batlle" (in Spanish). Elecciones Uruguay. Retrieved 11 May 2014.

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