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Prominent Personalities Of The Mexican Revolution 1910-1928

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Luis Terrazas [José Luis Gonzaga Jesús Daniel Terrazas Fuentes] (20.7.1829-18.6.1923) -- studied at a seminary in Chihuahua and at that state's Scientific and Literary Institute (Instituto Científico y Literario); participated in fighting against Apache Indian incursions on the Mexican frontier; promoted to colonel of the National Guard 1858; sided with the Liberal Party in the War of the Reform; refused to collaborate with the French, who offered him the position of Prefect of Chihuahua during the War of the Intervention; Governor of Chihuahua 1858-Jun 1864, 1-14 Jul 1865, Nov 1865-Jan 1867, Nov 1867- 4 Oct 1873, 26 Aug 1879-3 Apr 1884, May-18 Aug 1903; went into exile during the Revolution; returned to Mexico and died there in 1923.

(El Paso Public Library) [click on image to enlarge]

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