Ángel Navarro

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Ángel Navarro (1748–1808) was a leading early Spanish settler and patriarch of San Antonio, Texas. The Navarro family played a prominent role in the Mexican and Texas revolutions. He was born in Corsica in 1748 and settled in Spanish Texas in 1769. Navarro was the seventy-second alcalde (mayor) of San Antonio under Spanish Texas.[1]

He was the father of Texas statesman José Antonio Navarro, San Antonio alcalde José Ángel Navarro (elder), and the grandfather of Texas state legislator José Ángel Navarro III.

Ángel Navarro's daughter María Josefa Navarro married Juan Martín de Veramendi, the Governor of Coahuila y Tejas from 1832 to 1833. This couple's eldest daughter, Maria Ursula de Veramendi, was the wife of Texas revolutionary Jim Bowie.[2]


  1. ^ "Mayors and Alcaldes". City of San Antonio. Retrieved February 23, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ de la Teja, Jesús F. (2010). Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press – via Questia (subscription required). p. 36. ISBN 978-1-60344-166-7.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jose Antonio Saucedo
Alcalde of San Antonio, Texas
Succeeded by
Ignacio Perez