Josep Maria Ainuad de Lasarte (Barcelona 1925-2012). Lawyer, politician, historian and cultural advocate. Representative to the Catalan Parliament for the Convergència i Unió party. Amongst his outstanding works are the books Prat de la Riba, home de govern and Ministres catalans a Madrid. He is the founder of the Catalan Society of Legal, Economic and Social Studies. He has received the Jaume I prize for his work promoting Catalan culture.
He was a member of honour of Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC, Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Documentation: Xavier Gual.
Translation: Jan Reinhart.
Photographs: La Vanguardia's files and Enciclopèdia Catalana.