José de las Fuentes Rodríguez

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José de las Fuentes Rodríguez
Governor of Coahuila
In office
December 1, 1981 – November 30, 1987
Preceded by Francisco José Madero González
Succeeded by Eliseo Mendoza Berrueto
Personal details
Born April 20, 1920[1]
General Cepeda, Coahuila
Died October 8, 2011(2011-10-08) (aged 91)
Mexico City
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Spouse(s) Elsa Hernández Salazar
Profession Lawyer

José de las Fuentes Rodríguez (April 20, 1920 – October 8, 2011) was a Mexican politician and lawyer. He served as the Governor of Coahuila from December 1, 1981, to November 1, 1987.[2] [3]

De Las Fuentes received his law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1944.[2] He later earned a doctorate in criminal law.[2]

De las Fuentes began his career in public service at the National Company for Basic Commodities (Conasupo).[2] He served as the Attorney General of Coahuila from 1957 to 1963.[2] He was elected as a deputy to the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico for two terms.[2] He also taught as a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.[2]

José de las Fuentes Rodríguez served as the Governor of Coahuila from 1981 to 1978. He made access to new housing programs a priority of his administration.[2] Several new facilities were also constructed in Coahuila during his tenure, including a new state government center and the major Coahuila convention center.[2]

José de las Fuentes Rodríguez died in Mexico City, where he lived during his later years, on October 8, 2011, at the age of 91.[2] He was survived by his children - Guadalupe, José, Arturo, and Fernando de las Fuentes Hernández. His wife, Elsa Hernández Salazar, died in 1984.[2] The couple had met in Mexico City and Veracruz.[2] His funeral was held in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila.[2]


  1. ^ Camp, Roderic Ai (1982). Biografías de políticos mexicanos, 1935-1985 (in Spanish). Fondo de Cultura Económica. p. 193. ISBN 9789681637194. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Gonzalez, Edgar (2011-10-08). "Fallece exgobernador de Coahuila, José de las Fuentes Rodríguez". Vanguardia (Mexico). Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  3. ^ Fernández, Hilda (2011-10-08). "Muere José de las Fuentes, ex gobernador de Coahuila". El Universal (Mexico). Retrieved 2012-06-05.