Francisco Vázquez Gómez
|Francisco Vásquez Gómez|
|Minister of Public Instruction|
26 May 1911 – 5 November 1911
|President||Francisco León de la Barra|
23 September 1860|
Tula, Tamaulipas, Mexico
|Died||16 August 1933
Mexico City, Mexico
|Spouse(s)||Guadalupe Norma|
|Alma mater||National School of Medicine (1889)|
|Profession||Physician and politician|
Francisco Vázquez Gómez (23 September 1860 – 16 August 1933) served as personal physician to Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, as Minister of Public Instruction to President Francisco León de la Barra and as a running mate to Francisco I. Madero during the 1910 presidential elections. Prior to this Vázquez Gómez had been a supporter of Bernardo Reyes, another presidential hopeful with strong ties to Díaz' regime.
Vázquez Gómez was born in Tula, Tamaulipas, into a rich Amerindian family. He studied Medicine in Mexico City and worked as a phyisician in Xalapa before returning to serve as the personal physician to long-time serving President Díaz. In 1909, he joined his brother Emilio in the anti-reelectionist movement but refused to join a national call to arms after the government illegally imprisoned former presidential candidate Francisco I. Madero, with whom he campaigned on a narrow, pro free-market and democratic government.
After a short voluntary exile in El Paso, Texas, he returned to Mexico to assume the Ministry of Public Instruction in the presidential cabinet of Francisco León de la Barra (26 May - 5 November 1911).
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- Hart, John Mason. Revolutionary Mexico: The Coming and Progress of the Mexican Revolution p. 240
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