Luis Cabrera Lobato
Cabrera in 1914
|Born||Luis Vicente Cabrera Lobato
July 17, 1876
|Died||April 12, 1954
|Pen name||Lucas Rivera,
Lic. Blas Urrea
|Occupation||lawyer, politician, writer|
|Alma mater||Escuela Nacional de Jurisprudencia (National School of Jurisprudence)|
|Genres||essays, poetry, professional literature, translations|
|Spouse(s)||Guillermina Nevraumont (1884–1968) / Elena Cosío|
|Children||María Luisa Inés/ José/ Guillermo / Mercedes / Jorge / Luis / Enrique / Daniel / Ramón|
Luis Vicente Cabrera Lobato (July 17, 1876 – April 12, 1954) was a Mexican lawyer, politician and writer. His pen name for his political essays was "Lic. Blas Urrea"; the more literary works he wrote as "Lucas Rivera".
Cabrera was born in Zacatlán, the son of the baker Cesáreo Cabrera Ricaño and Gertrudis Lobato, and was the older brother of the physician and politician Alfonso Cabrera. He was married to a wife, named Guillermina.
Cabrera was assistant teacher at the Tecomaluca school in Tlaxcala for a while, before he continued his studies and worked for the “El Hijo del Ahuizote”. In May 1901 he achieved his licenciado degree. Afterwards he worked in the lawyer's offices of Rodolfo Reyes and Andrés Molina Enríquez, and joined the directive of the Partido Antirreeleccionista. Additionally he wrote for several journals. In July 1909 he started a critical campaign against the “científicos” group. In his articles he also supported the campaign against Porfirio Díaz. In 1912 he became director of the Escuela Nacional de Jurisprudencia (today Faculty of Law of the UNAM) and deputy to the Congress. Under Venustiano Carranza he was responsible for the Finance and Public Credit branch from 1914 to 1917, and was Secretary of Finance and Public Credit from 1919 to 1920. As political opponent of Pascual Ortiz Rubio, he was deported to Guatemala in 1931, but he returned after a short time. Under the presidency of Carranza, Luis Cabrera served also as constitucionalist delegate to the Niagara Falls negotiations, where the recognition of Carranza as Mexico's President by the American government and the draw back of the American troops of Verracruz were discussing. In 1933, Luis Cabrera declined the candidacy for president, which was offered him by the Partido Antirreeleccionista. A second time the candidacy was offered him by the Partido Acción Nacional in 1946, but he declined it again. After 1950 he had his own lawyer's office and became adviser of president Adolfo Ruiz Cortines. He died in Mexico City.
Cabrera wrote for severals newspapers, and predominantly translated foreign works into Spanish, but was also author of own works.
- Las manzanas de Zacatlán, 1940
- El matrimonio, 1951
- Musa peregrina (includes versions of other poets), 1921
- Collected works
- Obra jurídica, 1972
- Obra literaria, 1974
- Obra política, 1975
- Luis Cabrera in the Ibero-American Institute (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) catalogue, Berlin
- Con proyecto de decreto para inscribir con letras de oro en el Recinto de la Cámara de Diputados, ...
- Manuel Rodríguez Lozano (Spanish)
- Cabrera Luis (Spanish)
- Lic. Luis Cabrera Lobato at the Wayback Machine (archived July 23, 2009) (Spanish)
- Alfonso Cabrera (1881-1959)
- Luis Cabrera
- Biblioteca Pública Municipal Lic. Luis Cabrera Lobato
|Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
Salvador Alvarado Rubio