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 Lázaro Cárdenas del Río

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Lázaro Cárdenas del Río Famous memorial

Birth
Jiquilpan, Jiquilpan Municipality, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico
Death 19 Oct 1970 (aged 75)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Memorial ID 15417686 View Source

President of Mexico. Lázaro Cárdenas del Río was a general in the Constitutionalist Army during the Mexican Revolution and a statesman who served as President of Mexico between 1934 and 1940. He is best known for nationalization of the oil industry in 1938 and the creation of Pemex, the government oil company. He also revived agrarian reform in Mexico, expropriating large landed estates and distributing land to small holders in collective holdings (ejidos).

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