Antonio F. Coronel

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Antonio F. Coronel
Coronel, Mariana and Antonio.jpg
Doña Mariana and Don Antonio Coronel, from a photo published in the Overland Monthly in 1895
State Treasurer of California
In office
1867–1871
Preceded by Romualdo Pacheco
Succeeded by Ferdinand Baehr
4th Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
May 3, 1853 – May 4, 1854
Preceded by John G. Nichols
Succeeded by Stephen Clark Foster
Personal details
Born October 21, 1817
Mexico City
Died April 17, 1894 (1894-04-18) (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.

Life[edit]

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)[1]

He was the California State Treasurer from 1867 to 1871. In 1873, Coronel married Mariana Williamson.[2]

His donated collection made the basis for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.[3] Antonio Coronel became the owner of Rancho Los Feliz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials: 1850—1938, Compiled under Direction of Municipal Reference Library City Hall, Los Angeles March 1938 (Reprinted 1966)
  2. ^ Schmal, John P. The Four Latino Mayors of Los Angeles HispanicVista, May 23, 2005
  3. ^ Antonio de Coronel
  4. ^ Antonio Coronel
Political offices
Preceded by
Romualdo Pacheco
State Treasurer of California
1867–1871
Succeeded by
Ferdinand Baehr