José María de Echeandía

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José María de Echeandía
Mexico   Governor of Alta California
In office
1825–1831
Preceded by Luis Antonio Argüello
Succeeded by Manuel Victoria
Mexico  Governor of Alta California
In office
1832–1833
Preceded by Pío Pico
Succeeded by José Figueroa
Personal details
Died 1871

José María de Echeandía (died 1871) was twice Mexican governor of Alta California from 1825 to 1831 and again from 1832 to 1833.

Mission secularization

Echeandía supported the Mexican government's secularization the Alta California missions and redistribution of the land holdings as land grant ranchos.

He continued living in California after the U.S. takeover in 1847 until his death in 1871.

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