Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858

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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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creatorOf Paredes, Mariano. Documents relating to the church in Mexico : ALS,mss, 1846 May 13-Oct. 22. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf 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
creatorOf Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858. Letter to D. José Castro, 1846 Aug 15. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Reibaud, Francisco. Francisco Reibaud papers, 1836-1863. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf 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
referencedIn Gómez Farías Family Papers 2005-40. 312182488., 1807-1990 Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn José María Luis Mora Papers 29761754 ., 1795-1856 Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Mexico collection, 1522-1915 (inclusive), 1770-1865 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letters : to General Joseph W. Brown, 1847. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mora, José María Luis, 1794-1850. José María Luis Mora Papers, 1795-1856. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Mexico. Vice President (1834 : Gʹomez Farʹias). Appointment, 1834 April 3, promoting Josʹe Maria Mora to the rank of Lieut. colonel in the infantry. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf 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
creatorOf 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
creatorOf Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858. Valentín Gómez Farías collection, 1770-1909 (bulk 1822-1879). University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf 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
referencedIn Juan E. Hernández y Dávalos Manuscript Collection, A Calendar of the Juan E. Hernández y Dávalos Manuscript Collection, the University of Texas Library, prepared by C. E. Castañeda and J. A. Dabbs (Independent Mexico in Documents: Independence, Empire, and Republic; Vol. 1) Mexico : Editorial Jus, 1955. 30605860., 1692-1865 (bulk 1811-1831) Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf 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
referencedIn Damon Wells Foundation collection MC135., 1833-1844 Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
creatorOf 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
referencedIn Lorenzo de Zavala Papers, 1818-1936 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf 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
referencedIn Zavala, Lorenzo de, 1788-1836. Zavala, Lorenzo de, papers, 1818-1936. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Gómez Farías family. Gómez Farías family papers, 1807-1990. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Barajas, Pedro. Documentos historicos mexicanos, 1838-1845. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf 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
referencedIn Los Angeles County Prefecture Records The Huntington Library
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associatedWith Alamán, Lucas, 1792-1853 person
associatedWith Arista, Mariano, 1802-1855 person
associatedWith Castro, José. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Damon Wells Foundation, collector corporateBody
associatedWith García, Genaro, 1867-1920, person
associatedWith Gómez Farías family. family
associatedWith Gómez Farías family. family
associatedWith Gómez Farías family family
associatedWith Gómez Farías Family person
associatedWith Hernández y Dávalos, Juan E., b. 1827 person
associatedWith Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. person
associatedWith Mexico. Vice President (1834 : Gʹomez Farʹias) corporateBody
associatedWith Mora, José María Luis, 1794-1850 person
associatedWith Paredes, Mariano. person
associatedWith Paredes y Arrillaga, Mariano, 1797-1849 person
associatedWith Prefecture of Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith Reibaud, Francisco. person
associatedWith Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794? -1876 person
associatedWith Ynsfrán, Max Pablo person
associatedWith Zavala, Lorenzo de, 1788-1836 person
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Texas
Texas
Mexico
Mexico
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Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Birth 1781-02-14

Death 1858-07-05

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