González, Manuel


González, Manuel

▪ president of Mexico
born 1833, near Matamoros, Mex.
died May 8, 1893, Hacienda de Chapingo, near Guanajuato

      Mexican soldier and president of Mexico (1880–84).

      Born on a ranch in the state of Tamaulipas, González began his military career in 1847 and became a general during the civil war of 1858–60. He became president in 1880 at the virtual dictation of his political friend Porfirio Díaz (Díaz, Porfirio), who had preceded him as president. As head of state, González successfully defended Mexican rights in a boundary controversy with Guatemala and granted widespread railroad and mining concessions, but his administration was marked by wholesale corruption and waste. A land-survey law favoured large landowners and speculators, and an effort to rehabilitate the currency with new nickel coins brought disastrous inflation. Díaz soon dissociated himself openly from the González government and in 1884 had himself reelected president. Leaving the presidency of a country that was nearly bankrupt, González spent his last years as governor of Guanajuato.

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