Pascual Ortiz Rubio

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Pascual Ortiz Rubio
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42nd President of Mexico
In office
5 February 1930 – 4 September 1932
Preceded by Emilio Portes Gil
Succeeded by Abelardo L. Rodríguez
Personal details
Born (1877-03-10)10 March 1877
Morelia, Michoacán
Died 4 November 1963(1963-11-04) (aged 86)
Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Political party National Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Josefa de Ortiz (1892–1983)

Pascual Ortiz Rubio (Spanish pronunciation: [pasˈkwal orˈtis ˈruβjo]; 10 March 1877 – 4 November 1963) was a Mexican politician and the President of Mexico from 1930 to 1932.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Morelia, Michoacán, as the son of Pascual Ortiz de Ayala y Huerta and Lenor Rubio Cornelis.

Career[edit]

Early positions[edit]

He served as Governor of Michoacán, from 1917 to 1918, and as secretary of communications, from 1920 to 1921.

Presidency[edit]

Pascual Ortiz stood in the election of 17 November 1929 as the candidate of the newly formed National Revolutionary Party, the forerunner of the PRI.

He won against José Vasconcelos, a former minister of education, national luminary against corruption and Calles's authoritarian rule,[1] and the candidate of the Anti-Re-election Party. The margin was 700,000 votes.[2]

However, Ortiz was an ineffective leader.[3] Alleging excessive interference in his presidency by former president Plutarco Elías Calles, from whom Ortiz demonstrated independence while he was in office[1] and still seriously shaken by an attempt on his life at the very start of his term,[3] he resigned the presidency on 4 September 1932. He was succeeded by Abelardo L. Rodríguez.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Emilio Portes Gil
President of Mexico
1930–1932
Succeeded by
Abelardo L. Rodríguez