Fernando Baeza Meléndez

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Fernando Baeza Meléndez
Governor of Chihuahua
In office
October 4, 1986 – October 3, 1992
Preceded by Saúl González Herrera
Succeeded by Francisco Barrio
Personal details
Born (1942-01-21) January 21, 1942 (age 74)
Delicias, Chihuahua
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Delia Jaimes
Profession Lawyer, politician

Fernando Baeza Meléndez (born January 21, 1942 Delicias, Chihuahua) is a Mexican politician and a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Baeza served as the Governor of Chihuahua from 1986 to 1992.

In 1986, was elected Governor of Chihuahua defeating Francisco Barrio National Action Party (PAN) in a controversial gubernatorial election allegedly marred by voting irregularities. (Barrio would later succeed Baeza as Governor in 1992).

Governor Baeza signed separate bilateral treaties with Texas Governor Anne Richards and New Mexico Governor Bruce King in June 1991.[1] Under the treaties, Chihuahua agreed to improve free trade, tourism, and economic links between the border states.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Richards Begins Mexico Tour". Victoria Advocate. 1991-06-22. Retrieved 2012-02-11.