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 Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada

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Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada

Original Name Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada y Corral
Birth
Xalapa, Xalapa Municipality, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico
Death 21 Apr 1889 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Miguel Hidalgo, Miguel Hidalgo Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Plot Rotonda de las Personas Ilustres
Memorial ID 18878 View Source
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President of Mexico. He was a jurist and Liberal president of Mexico, succeeding Benito Juárez who died of a heart attack in July 1872. Lerdo was elected to his own presidential term later in 1872 rather than remaining successor due to his previous office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Juárez's political rival liberal General Porfirio Díaz had attempted a coup against Juárez, but his Plan de la Noria failed and Díaz was eliminated as a political foe during Lerdo's 1872-76 term, giving Lerdo considerable leeway to pursue his program without political interference. Lerdo was more successful than Juárez in his final years as president in pacifying the country and strengthening the Mexican state. He ran for another term in 1876 and was elected, but was overthrown by Porfirio Díaz and his supporters under the Plan of Tuxtepec, which asserted the principle of no-reelection to the presidency. Lerdo died in exile in New York in 1889, but Díaz invited the return of his body to Mexico for burial with full honors.

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