José de las Fuentes Rodríguez

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José de las Fuentes Rodríguez
Governor of Coahuila
In office
December 1, 1981 – November 30, 1987
Preceded by Francisco José Madero González
Succeeded by Eliseo Mendoza Berrueto
Personal details
Born 1920
General Cepeda, Coahuila
Died October 8, 2011
Mexico City
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Spouse(s) Elsa Hernández Salazar
Profession Lawyer

José de las Fuentes Rodríguez (1920 – October 8, 2011) was a Mexican politician and lawyer. He served as the Governor of Coahuila from December 1, 1981, to November 1, 1987.[1] [2]

De Las Fuentes received his law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1944.[1] He later earned a doctorate in criminal law.[1]

De las Fuentes began his career in public service at the National Company for Basic Commodities (Conasupo).[1] He served as the Attorney General of Coahuila from 1957 to 1963.[1] He was elected as a deputy to the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico for two terms.[1] He also taught as a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.[1]

José de las Fuentes Rodríguez served as the Governor of Coahuila from 1981 to 1978. He made access to new housing programs a priority of his administration.[1] Several new facilities were also constructed in Coahuila during his tenure, including a new state government center and the major Coahuila convention center.[1]

José de las Fuentes Rodríguez died in Mexico City, where he lived during his later years, on October 8, 2011, at the age of 91.[1] He was survived by his children - Guadalupe, José, Arturo, and Fernando de las Fuentes Hernández. His wife, Elsa Hernández Salazar, died in 1984.[1] The couple had met in Mexico City and Veracruz.[1] His funeral was held in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Gonzalez, Edgar (2011-10-08). "Fallece exgobernador de Coahuila, José de las Fuentes Rodríguez". Vanguardia (Mexico). Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ Fernández, Hilda (2011-10-08). "Muere José de las Fuentes, ex gobernador de Coahuila". El Universal (Mexico). Retrieved 2012-06-05.