Luis Cabrera Lobato

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Luis Cabrera
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Cabrera in 1914
Born Luis Vicente Cabrera Lobato
(1876-07-17)July 17, 1876
Zacatlán, Puebla
Died April 12, 1954(1954-04-12) (aged 77)
Mexico City
Pen name Lucas Rivera,
Lic. Blas Urrea
Occupation lawyer, politician, writer
Nationality Mexican
Citizenship Mexican
Education Lawyer
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
Relative(s) Daniel Cabrera

Luis Vicente Cabrera Lobato (July 17, 1876 – April 12, 1954) was a Mexican lawyer, politician and writer.[1][2] 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,[3][4] and was the older brother of the physician and politician Alfonso Cabrera.[5] He was married to a wife, named Guillermina.[6]

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,[3] 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.[4] 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.[3] He died in Mexico City.

A library in Zacatlán and a place in the Colonia Roma of Mexico City are named in honor of him.[7]


Cabrera wrote for severals newspapers, and predominantly translated foreign works into Spanish, but was also author of own works.[4]

  • 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

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Government offices
Preceded by
Rafael Nieto
Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
Succeeded by
Salvador Alvarado Rubio