20th March 1880
Rafael Rodríguez Arias appointed Governor-General
Admiral in 1872 . general commander of the squadron in the Mediterranean. He was captain general of the Philippines in 1880. He was minister of Navy between May 13 and December 31, 1874 in a cabinet Zabala; between 13 January and 13 October 1883 and from 10 October 1886 to 21 January 1890, in cabinets presided over by Sagasta . Senator. Vice President of the Supreme Council of the Navy. He has dedicated street in Bilbao.