Adolfo de la Huerta
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|Adolfo de la Huerta|
38th President of Mexico
June 1, 1920 – November 30, 1920
|Preceded by||Venustiano Carranza|
|Succeeded by||Álvaro Obregón|
|Born||Felipe Adolfo de la Huerta Marcor
May 26, 1881
|Died||July 9, 1955
|Political party||Liberal Constitutionalist Party (PLC), later National Cooperativist Party (PNC)|
As Governor of the northern state of Sonora, he led the Revolution of Agua Prieta, which put an end to the presidency of Venustiano Carranza, who was killed during the revolt. It was then that De la Huerta was appointed interim President by Congress.
Pancho Villa and his army surrendered during de la Huerta's presidency. De la Huerta became the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, and in that role, negotiated the De la Huerta–Lamont Treaty.
De la Huerta started a failed revolt in 1923 against president Álvaro Obregón—whom he denounced as corrupt—after Obregon endorsed Calles as his successor. Catholics, conservatives and a considerable portion of the army officers, who felt Obregón had reversed Carranza's policy of favoring the army at the expense of the farmer-labor sector, supported De la Huerta. With his superb organizing ability and popular support, Obregón crushed the rebellion and forced De la Huerta into exile. On March 7, 1924, De la Huerta fled to Los Angeles and Obregón ordered the execution of every rebel officer with a rank higher than a major.
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