Heriberto Jara Corona

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Heriberto Jara Corona
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Governor of Tabasco
In office
1918–1919
Preceded by Luis Hernández Hermosillo
Succeeded by Carlos A. Vidal
37th Governor of Veracruz
In office
December 1, 1924 – October 1927
Preceded by Adalberto Tejada Olivera
Succeeded by Abel S. Rodríguez
Personal details
Born (1879-07-10)July 10, 1879
Nogales, Veracruz
Died April 17, 1968(1968-04-17) (aged 88)
Mexico City, Federal District
Political party PRI
Spouse(s) Lucía Alcocer
Profession Military and politician

General Heriberto Jara Corona (July 10, 1879 – April 17, 1968) was a Mexican revolutionary and politician who served as Governor of Veracruz.

Heriberto Jara was born in the town of Nogales, in the state of Veracruz, to Emilio Jara Andrade and María del Carmen Corona. He got enrolled in the Mexican Revolution while working at a factory in the municipality of Río Blanco in his native Veracruz.

The year Francisco I. Madero was elected President of Mexico he took over a seat in the Congress; then in 1916 he was elected again to serve in Congress and was one of the persons who drafted the 1917 Constitution. He served as Ambassador to Cuba and as Governor of Veracruz. He was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize in 1950 and, in 1959, he received the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. General Heriberto Jara International Airport in the port of Veracruz is named after him, as is the Stadium at Xalapa, built in 1925 on the grounds where William K. Boone had organized Olympic-style athletic games in 1922.

Preceded by
Luis Hernández Hermosillo
Governor of Tabasco
1918 - 1919
Succeeded by
Carlos A. Vidal
Preceded by
Adalberto Tejada Olivera
Governor of Veracruz
1924 - 1927
Succeeded by
Abel S. Rodríguez
Preceded by
Antonio Díaz Soto y Gama
Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor
1959
Succeeded by
Isidro Fabela