Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858

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Dates:
Birth 1781-02-14
Death 1858-07-05

Biographical notes:

Political leader and interim president of Mexico. Born 1781 in Guadalajara; died 1858 in Mexico City. Gómez Farías practiced medicine in Aguascalientes where he was magistrate of the municipal government. Other offices he held include: deputy to the congress of Cádiz (1812), deputy to the first constituent congress (1821), senator for Jalisco (1825-1830), and minister of Treasury (Feb.-March 1833). In 1833 Gómez Farías was elected vice-president under Antonio López de Santa Anna. In 1833, 1834, 1846, and 1847, he served intermittently as interim president in Santa Anna's absence. Gómez Farías led the movement known as the First Reform, which attempted to diminish the power of the church in civil affairs and to establish public education and other reforms. In 1850 he ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of Mexico. In 1855 he was president of the junta of representatives of the Plan of Ayutla. In 1856, as deputy for Jalisco, he presided over the national constituent congress.

From the description of Valentín Gómez Farías collection, 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879). (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 31775804

Political leader and interim president of Mexico. Born 1781 in Guadalajara; died 1858 in Mexico City. Gómez Farías practiced medicine in Aguascalientes where he was magistrate of the municipal government. Other offices he held include: deputy to the congress of Cádiz (1812), deputy to the first constituent congress (1821), senator for Jalisco (1825-1830), and minister of Treasury (Feb.-March 1833). In 1833 Gómez Farías was elected vice-president under Antonio López de Santa Anna. In 1833, 1834, 1846, and 1847, he served intermittently as interim president in Santa Anna's absence. Gómez Farías led the movement known as the First Reform, which attempted to diminish the power of the church in civil affairs and to establish public education and other reforms. In 1850 he ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of Mexico. In 1855 he was president of the junta of representatives of the Plan of Ayutla. In 1856, as deputy for Jalisco, he presided over the national constituent congress.

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, Catálogo de los manuscritos del archivo de don Valentín Gómez Farias: Obrantes en la Universidad de Texas, Colección Latinoamericana, preparado por P. M. Ynsfrán. (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 3)Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1968. 31775804., 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879), (Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin)

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