Antonio F. Coronel
|Antonio F. Coronel|
Doña Mariana and Don Antonio Coronel, from a photo published in the Overland Monthly in 1895
|State Treasurer of California|
|Preceded by||Romualdo Pacheco|
|Succeeded by||Ferdinand Baehr|
|4th Mayor of Los Angeles|
May 3, 1853 – May 4, 1854
|Preceded by||John G. Nichols|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Clark Foster|
|Born||October 21, 1817
|Died||April 17, 1894 (aged 76)|
Antonio Francisco Coronel (October 21, 1817 – April 17, 1894) was a Californio of Mexican Alta California, that transitioned into various political offices after U.S. statehood of California in 1850. He served as the fourth mayor of Los Angeles from 1853 to 1854.
Antonio Francisco Coronel was the son of Ygnacio Coronel, born in Mexico City in the last years of colonial New Spain. Coronel was 17 years of age when he came to Alta California with his parents in 1834, as a part of the Híjar-Padrés Colony.
In 1838, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Tribunals for the Pueblo de Los Ángeles. In 1843, he became Justice of the Peace (Juez de Paz, the equivalent of Mayor at that time). During the Mexican-American War in 1846-47, Antonio served as a captain and sergeant-at-arms in the Mexican artillery and took part in military operations against the United States.
Once the war had ended, Antonio Coronel served as the first Los Angeles County Assessor from 1850 to 1856. In 1853, Coronel became Mayor of Los Angeles. Coronel served as a ward councilman on the Los Angeles Common Council (1854–1867)
|State Treasurer of California