Palomar y Vizcarra, Miguel

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Lawyer. Miguel Palomar y Vizcarra (born 1880 in Guadalajara, Mexico, died 1968 in Mexico City) promoted implementation in Mexico of the Cajas Rurales de Préstamo y Ahorro (Raiffeisen system) and other institutions of credit for development of small-scale agriculture and industry. In 1911 he helped create the Partido Católico Nacional, which he represented in the state legislature of Jalisco. Palomar was also a founder of the Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa and its vice-president for many years. The LNDLR was founded March 14, 1925, as a lay entity independent of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, and was dedicated to the defense of religious liberty in Mexico through constitutional means. In July, 1926, in response to anti-church measures taken by the government, the LNDLR spearheaded a boycott which had significant economic impact upon the country. The LNDLR became associated with an armed uprising and the movement became known as the Conflicto Religioso) was ended by an accord referred to as the "arreglos," the LNDLR dropped the word "Religiosa" from its name. It continued functioning into the 1930s.

From the description of Miguel Palomar y Vizcarra papers, including records of the Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa, 1903-1960 (bulk 1926-1929) [microform]. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 33992138

Relation Name
associatedWith Cajas Rurales de Préstamo y Ahorro. corporateBody
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Ceniceros y Villarreal, Rafael, 1855-1933. person
associatedWith Díaz y Barreto, Pascual, 1875-1936. person
associatedWith Gonzáles y Valencia, José María. person
associatedWith Jalisco (Mexico). Congreso. corporateBody
associatedWith Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa (Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Manríquez y Zarate, José de Jesús, 1884-1951. person
associatedWith Olivera de Bonfil, Alicia. person
associatedWith Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994. person
associatedWith Partido Católico Nacional (Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Ruíz y Flores, Leopoldo, 1865-1942. person
associatedWith Tello, José. person
associatedWith Union Nationale de Tous les Amis. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilkie, James Wallace. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Church and state
Cristero Rebellion, 1926-1929


Active 1904

Active 1960



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SNAC ID: 33827364