Governor of Tamaulipas

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This is a list of governors of Tamaulipas since it became a state of Mexico in 1822, it includes the list of governors of Nuevo Santander (New Santander) the name of the Spanish province in northestern New Spain before the Mexican War of Independence, which included present-day Tamaulipas and South Texas.[1]

Nuevo Santander[edit]

Name Term
José de Escandón y Helguera 31 May 1748–8 Apr 1767
Juan Fernando de Palacio 8 Apr 1767–20 Jan 1768
José Rubio 20 Jan 1768–18 Sep 1769
Vicente González Santianés 18 Sep 1769–12 Aug 1777
Francisco de Echegaray Aug 1777–19 Feb 1779
Vacant 19 Feb 1779–17 Apr 1779
Manuel Medina 17 Apr 1779–21 Nov 1779
Vacant 21 Nov 1779–17 Feb 1780
Manuel Ignacio de Escandón (1st time) 17 Feb 1780–17 Mar 1781
Diego Lazaga 17 Mar 1781–20 Feb 1786
Juan Miguel Zozaya (1st time) 20 Feb 1786–23 Dec 1788
Melchor Vidal de Lorca 23 Dec 1788–18 Jun 1789
Juan Miguel Zozaya (2nd time) 20 Jun 1789–10 Sep 1789
Manuel Muñoz 10 Sep 1789–10 Jul 1790
Manuel Ignacio de Escandón (2nd time) 10 Jul 1790–21 May 1800
José Blanco 21 May 1800–Jan 1802
Francisco de Ixart Jan 1802–18 Apr 1804
Pedro de Alba 18 Apr 1804–18 Sep 1804
Manuel de Iturbe e Iraeta 18 Sep 1804–15 Apr 1811
Joaquín de Arredondo 15 Apr 1811–1 May 1819
Juan Fermín de Janicotena Sep 1811–Sep 1812
José María Echeagaray 1 May 1819–7 Jul 1821
Felipe de la Garza Cisneros 7 Jul 1821–22 Sep 1822

State of Tamaulipas[edit]

The Governor is elected to a six-year term and may only hold the title once. This term begins on February 5 of the year before a presidential election and finishes on February 4 after a period of six years.

To be a candidate for Governor, one must be a Mexican citizen by birth, at least 30 years of age, and a native or resident of Tamaulipas for at least 5 years prior to the election.

Name Party Term
Don Pedro José de Lanuza September 26, 1822-November 28, 1822
Juan de Echeandía November 28, 1822-April 13, 1823
José Antonio Flores April 21, 1823-May 17, 1823
Jose Manuel Zozaya May 17, 1823-September 8, 1823
José Lino Perea September 8, 1823-September 23, 1823
Juan Francisco Gutierrez September 23, 1823-October 20, 1823
José Lino Perea October 20, 1823-October 28, 1823
Juan Francisco Gutierrez October 28, 1823-April 9, 1824
José Lino Perea April 9, 1824-April 18, 1824
Juan Francisco Gutierrez April 18, 1824-July 18, 1824
José Bernardo Maximiliano Gutiérrez de Lara July 19, 1824-July 28, 1824
Enrique Camilo Suarez July 28, 1824-October 2, 1824
José Bernardo Maximiliano Gutiérrez de Lara October 2, 1824-March 4, 1825
Enrique Camilo Suarez March 4, 1825-January 15, 1826
Lucas Fernandez January 15, 1826-June 10, 1828
Enrique Camilo Suarez June 10, 1828-October 1, 1828
Lucas Fernandez October 1, 1828-October 1, 1829
José Antonio Fernández Izaguirre October 1, 1829-December 27, 1829
Francisco Vital Fernandez December 27, 1829-January 13, 1830
Enrique Camilo Suarez January 13, 1830-February 18, 1830
Jose Manuel Zozaya February 18, 1830-April 5, 1830
Enrique Camilo Suarez April 5, 1830-April 20, 1830
Jose Manuel Zozaya April 20, 1830-July 7, 1830
Juan Guerra July 7, 1830-August 20, 1831
Francisco Vital Fernandez August 20, 1831-March 19, 1832
Jose Honorato de la Garza March 19, 1832-August 7, 1832
General Francisco Vital Fernandez August 7, 1832-March 1, 1833
Juan Nepomuceno Molano March 1, 1833-September 4, 1833
Francisco Vital Fernandez September 4, 1833-July 16, 1834
Ramon Cardenas July 16, 1834-September 17, 1834
Francisco Vital Fernandez September 17, 1834-March 20, 1835
José Guadalupe de Samano March 20, 1835-April 25, 1835
Francisco Vital Fernandez April 25, 1835-September 15, 1835
José Antonio Fernández Izaguirre September 15, 1835-August 1, 1836
José Guadalupe de Samano August 1, 1836-September 15, 1836
José Antonio Fernández Izaguirre September 15, 1836-May 29, 1837
Jose Antonio Quintero May 29, 1837-December 11, 1838
José Antonio Fernández Izaguirre December 11, 1838-March 24, 1839
Jose Antonio Quintero March 24, 1839-June 23, 1841
Jose Antonio Salazar y Boeta June 23, 1841-September 19, 1841
General Francisco Vital Fernandez September 19, 1841-June 9, 1843
Jose Ignacio Gutierrez June 9, 1843-July 10, 1843
Juan Nepomuceno Molano July 10, 1843-August 21, 1843
Jose Ignacio Gutierrez August 21, 1843-December 18, 1844
Juan Nepomuceno Molano December 18, 1844-January 18, 1845
Manuel de Saldaña January 18, 1845-February 4, 1845
Pedro José de la Garza February 4, 1845-July 21, 1845
Victorino T. Canales July 21, 1845-November 23, 1845
Juan Martin de la Garza Flores November 23, 1845-October 19, 1846
Manuel Núñez Ponce August 28, 1846-did not take possession
Manuel Saldaña October 19, 1846-November 10, 1846
Francisco Vital Fernandez November 10, 1846-September 18, 1848
Eleno de Vargas July 26, 1847-August 16, 1847
Jesús de Cárdenas September 18, 1848-August 17, 1851
Antonio Canales Rosillo August 17, 1851-September 30, 1851
Jesús de Cárdenas September 30, 1851-November 19, 1852
Juan José de la Garza Cisneros November 19, 1852-December 21, 1852
Ramon Prieto December 21, 1852-January 13, 1853
Rafael Chovel January 13, 1853-March 20, 1853
Juan Francisco Villasana March 20, 1853-May 2, 1853
Adrian Woll May 2, 1853-January 28, 1855
Romulo Diaz de la Vega January 28, 1855-April 4, 1855
Adrian Woll April 4, 1855-September 8, 1855
Juan José de la Garza Cisneros September 30, 1855-May 9, 1856
Ramon Guerra May 9, 1856-August 9, 1856
José de la Garza Cisneros August 9, 1856-February 19, 1857
Tomás Moreno February 19, 1857-August 1, 1857
Andrés José de Cos August 1, 1857-August 27, 1857
Juan Fernández Flores August 27, 1857-October 19, 1857
Juan José de la Garza Cisneros October 19, 1857-January 7, 1858
Ramón Guerra January 7, 1857-January 17, 1858
Juan José de la Garza Cisneros January 17, 1858-March 12, 1858
Ramon Guerra March 12, 1858-July 30, 1858
Juan José de la Garza Cisneros July 30, 1858-February 26, 1859
Andrés Treviño February 26, 1859-January 13, 1860
Juan José de la Garza April 16, 1860-August 1, 1861
Manuel Saavedra November 26, 1860-February 9, 1861
Modesto Ortíz August 1, 1861-September 1, 1861
Jesús de la Serna September 1, 1861-January 30, 1862
Ignacio Comonfort January 30, 1862-August 9, 1862
Albino López August 9, 1862-September 15, 1862
Juan B. Troconis September 15, 1862-October 23, 1862
Albino López October 23, 1862-August 1, 1863
Manuel Ruíz August 1, 1863-November 5, 1863
Jesús de la Serna November 5, 1863-January 1, 1864
Manuel Ruíz January 1, 1864-January 12, 1864
Juan Nepomuceno Cortina January 12, 1864-September 26, 1864
Jose Maria Carvajal September 26, 1864-April 15, 1865
Francisco de León April 1865-December 1865
Juan Nepomuceno Cortina March 1865-late 1866
Jose Maria Carvajal March 4, 1866-August 20, 1866
Servando Canales Molano August 20, 1866-August 31, 1866
Santiago Tapia August 31, 1866-November 3, 1866
Felipe Berriozábal (Northern District) September 30, 1866-September 1, 1867
Ascensión Gómez (Central District) September 30, 1866-March 1867
Francisco de León (Central District) March 6, 1867-June 27, 1867
Felipe Escandón (Central District) June 27, 1867-July 5, 1867
Juan de Haro September 30, 1866-April 3, 1867
Desiderio Pavón August 14, 1867-April 16, 1868
Francisco L. Saldaña April 16, 1868-July 31, 1868
Juan José de la Garza Cisneros August 1, 1868-December 1, 1869
Francisco L. Saldaña December 1, 1869-August 30, 1870
Servando Canales Molano September 1, 1870-June 1, 1872
Ramón Guerra June 1, 1872-August 5, 1872
Servando Canales Molano August 5, 1872-September 10, 1874
Francisco Echartea September 10, 1874-June 1, 1875
Servando Canales Molano June 1, 1875-September 6, 1875
Francisco Echartea September 25, 1875-April 20, 1876
Servando Canales Molano April 20, 1876-November 6, 1876
José Martínez October 17, 1865-October 28, 1876
Gómez Ascensión Mansilla November 6, 1876-January 13, 1877
Juan Gojón January 13, 1877-February 6, 1877
Francisco Echartea February 6, 1877-November 22, 1877
Juan Gójon November 22, 1877-October 16, 1878
Francisco Echartea October 16, 1878-April 10, 1879
Juan Gójon April 11, 1879-May 12, 1880
Antonio Canales Molano May 12, 1880-May 3, 1884
Juan Gójon January 18, 1884-March 12, 1884
Romulo Cuellar May 4, 1884-May 3, 1888
Alejandro Prieto Quintero May 4, 1888-May 3, 1896
José Guadalupe Mainero Juárez May 4, 1896-July 31, 1901
Alejandro Prieto Quintero July 31, 1901-August 10, 1901
Matías Guerra August 10, 1901-September 30, 1901
Pedro Argüelles October 1, 1901-March 3, 1908
Juan B. Castelló March 4, 1908-June 1, 1911
Espiridión Espiridión June 1, 1911-November 30, 1911
Matías Guerra November 30, 1911-February 4, 1912
Joaquin Argüelles February 5, 1912-May 5, 1912
Matías Guerra May 5, 1912-April 28, 1913
José C. Mainero January 12, 1913-January 30, 1913
Joaquín Argüelles June 28, 1913-July 24, 1913
Antonio Rabago July 24, 1913-November 18, 1913
Ignacio Zaragoza Morelos November 19, 1913-May 14, 1914
Luis Caballero Vargas November 18, 1913-July 26, 1916
Gonzalo Castro October 15, 1914-October 20, 1914
Máximo García April 16, 1915-June 9, 1915
Raúl Garate Legleú October 7, 1915-November 24, 1915
Raúl Garate Legleú March 1916-June 1916
Flores Trejo Fidencio July 26, 1916-February 22, 1917
Name Party Term
Egidio Torre Cantú PRI (2011–2017)
Eugenio Hernández Flores PRI (2005–2011)
Tomás Yarrington PRI (1999–2005)
Manuel Cavazos Lerma PRI (1993–1999)
Américo Villarreal Guerra PRI (1987–1993)
Emilio Martínez Manautou PRI (1981–1987)
Enrique Cárdenas González PRI (1975–1981)
Manuel A. Rabize PRI (1969–1975)
Praxedis Balboa PRI (1963–1969)
Norberto Treviño Zapata PRI (1957–1963)
Horacio Terán PRI (1951–1957)
Raúl Garate PRI (1947–1951)
Hugo Pedrero González PRI (1945–1947)
Magdaleno Aguilar PRI (1941–1945)
Marte R. Gómez PRI (1937–1941)
Enrique Canseco PRI (1935–1937)
Aniceto Villanueva PRI (1935)
Loreto Garza PRI (1935)
Ramón Rocha PRI (1934–1935)
Albino Hernández PRI (1933)
Rafael Villarreal PRI (1933–1935)
Zeferino Fajardo PRI (1929–1933)
Baudelio Villanueva PRI (1929)
Francisco Castellanos PRI (1929–1933)
Juan Rincón (1928–1929)
Benito Juárez Ochoa (1927)
Emilio Portes Gil (1925–1929)
Gregorio Garza Salinas (1924–1925)
Candelario Garza (1924)
Pelayo Quintana (1924)
Benecio López Padilla (1923–1924)
Juan Manuel Ramírez (1922–1923)
José F. Montesinos (1922)
César López Lara (1921–1923)
José Morante (1920–1921)
Federico Martínez Rojas (1920)
Emilio Portes Gil (1920)
Rafael Cárdenas (1920)
Francisco González Villarreal (1919–1920)
Andrés Osuna (1918–1919)
Alfredo Ricaut (1917–1918)
Luis Ilizaliturri (1917)
Gregorio Osuna (1917)

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