Manuel Pérez Treviño

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General Manuel Pérez Treviño (June 5, 1890 – April 29, 1945) was a Mexican politician and was an important military and political leader during and after the Mexican Revolution.

Pérez Treviño was born on June 5, 1890, to Jesús Pérez Rodríguez and Candelaria Treviño de Pérez in Villa de Guerrero in the state of Coahuila. He was married to Esther González.

In 1913, after studying engineering in Mexico City, he joined the Mexican Revolution as a second captain in an artillery unit. After the Revolution, he founded the National Revolutionary Party (PNR, Partido Nacional Revolucionario), which later became the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI, Partido Revolucionario Institucional). Among other positions, he was the president of the PNR, governor of Coahuila, preliminary candidate to the Presidency of the Republic, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Industry and Commerce, and ambassador to Chile and Spain.

He died on April 29, 1945, in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila.