García Salinas, Francisco 1786-1841

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Governor of Zacatecas. Born 1786 on the hacienda Santa Gertrudis in Zacatecas; died 1841 on his estate, San Pedro, in Zacatecas. García worked in the mining business in Zacatecas after completing his education in humanities. In 1821 he was regidor of the Zacatecas ayuntamiento, then became deputy to the state congress. In 1824 García became deputy for Zacatecas to the Congreso Constituyente, where he worked primarily on Treasury matters, authoring the sistema rentístico decreed by the Congreso Constituyente and aiding in the reestablishment of national credit. García served as Treasury Secretary (Nov. 1827-Feb. 1828) Under President Guadalupe Victoria. García was elected governor of the state of Zacatecas in 1828 and ran a progressive administration which undertook many public and economic improvements. A federalist, García opposed President Anastasio Bustamente; Zacatecan civil forces engaged government troops in 1832, but were defeated. García left office in 1834 but continued to lend service to the state as commander of its national guard, which was defeated by Antonio López de Santa Anna in 1835. García served as a senator in 1837; in 1841 he was offered the post of Treasury Secretary by Santa Anna but declined.

From the description of Letters to Francisco García Salinas, 1829-1857 (bulk 1832-1834). (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32534030

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Place Name Admin Code Country
Zacatecas (Mexico : State)


Birth 1786

Death 1841



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