Santiago Méndez

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Santiago Méndez
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1st President of the Republic of Yucatán and Governor of Yucatán
In office
August 22, 1840 – December 11, 1841
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Miguel Barbachano
In office
October 13, 1842 – August 18, 1842
Preceded by Miguel Barbachano
Succeeded by Miguel Barbachano
In office
November 14, 1843 – May 15, 1844
Preceded by Miguel Barbachano
Succeeded by Miguel Barbachano
In office
October 3, 1847 – March 26, 1847
Preceded by Domingo Barret
Succeeded by Miguel Barbachano

Santiago Méndez Ibarra (1798, Campeche, Campeche - 1872) was governor of Yucatán, Mexico 3 times from 1840 to 1857: 1840 - 1844; 1847–1848; 1855–1857, alternating that office with Miguel Barbachano mainly during his first and second terms. Méndez was a moderate who advocated a strict conservative financial policy for the government. He was noted for his honesty, and gained no personal fortune from his years in governmental power.[1] Santiago Méndez was more in favor of union with Mexico than Barbachano, but twice presided over Yucatán declaring its independence, due to frustration with Mexican dictator Antonio López de Santa Anna.

Santiago Méndez was father of Concepción Méndez Echazarreta and grandfather of Justo Sierra Méndez. Justo Sierra O'Reilly, his son-in-law collaborated with him in policy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yucatan History and History of Mexico. Mexinsider.com. Accessed April 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Casares G. Cantón, Raúl; Juan Duch Colell; Silvio Zavala et ál. Yucatán en el tiempo (1998) Mérida, Yucatán. ISBN 970-9071-04-1