Huerta, Adolfo de la


Huerta, Adolfo de la

▪ president of Mexico
born 1881, Hermosillo, Mex.
died July 9, 1955, Mexico City

      politician who served as interim president of Mexico in 1920.

      De la Huerta worked in a variety of jobs in his native state of Sonora before becoming an agitator against the government of President Porfirio Díaz in 1908. He participated in the Mexican Revolution and served as governor of Sonora from 1917 to 1920. Along with his fellow Sonorans Álvaro Obregón and Plutarco Elías Calles, he helped overthrow President Venustiano Carranza in May 1920, and he served as interim president of Mexico from June through November of that year.

      Serving as minister of finance under Obregón from 1920 to 1923, he tried in that post to reestablish Mexico's finances on a sound basis. When Obregón supported Calles as the government's presidential candidate in the 1924 elections, de la Huerta organized an armed rebellion that was suppressed by the government after a few months. He then went into exile, living in Los Angeles from 1924 to 1935 and giving singing lessons to support himself. He returned to Mexico in 1935 after charges against him were dismissed by President Lázaro Cárdenas and was made inspector general of consuls.

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