Juan Valdez (governor)
|8ºGovernor of the Spanish Colony of Texas|
|Preceded by||Pedro Fermin de Echevers y Subisa|
|Succeeded by||Martín de Alarcón|
Juan Valdez was elected governor of Texas and Coahuila on two occasions: the first was in 1714 and the second in 1716. He was mayor of the presidio of villa of Bexar (San Antonio, Texas) in 1720. During his mayoralty in Bexar, he established a mission in a place of San Jose and San Miguel de Aguayo, under orders of the viceroy of New Spain, even after that Father Antonio de Olivares filed a petition asking that the mission is not done in Zacatecas (in modern Mexico)  as it had been planned for establish a new mission.
- VALDEZ, JUAN | The Handbook of Texas Online. Posted by Frank Goodwyn. Consulted 4 April 2011, to 23: 36 pm.
- Provinces of New Spain
- Edmondson, J. R. (2000). Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts. Page 15. Republic of Texas Press.