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 Juan Bautista Alvarado

Juan Bautista Alvarado

Birth
Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA
Death 13 Jul 1882 (aged 73)
San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 40768039 · View Source
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Mexican Colonial Governor. Born the son of a Spanish military officer, Alvarado quickly built a reputation for himself and by 1834, was elected to the California legislature and appointed Collector of the Customs House at Monterey. In 1836 he became involved in a staged bloodless revolt that overthrew Mexican California Governor Nicholas Gutierrez. In Gutierrez's place, Alvarado was appointed the new Governor of Alta California serving until December 1837, when the Mexican government replaced him with Carlos Antonio Carrillo. In 1838, Carrillo was forced out of California and Alvarado was reappointed Governor serving until 1842, when he was again replaced, this time by Gen. Manuel Micheltorena. In 1844, the Californios revolted against Micheltorena and in February 1845, an army under the command of Alvarado and Gen. Jose Castro ousted him from the post at the Battle of La Providencia and appointed Pio Pico the new Governor. He retired form public life following the American takeover of California during the Mexican American War.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 40768039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Juan Bautista Alvarado (14 Feb 1809–13 Jul 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40768039, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .