Joaquín Demetrio Casasús
|Joaquín Demetrio Casasús|
|Secretary of Foreign Affairs|
|Preceded by||Francisco León de la Barra|
|Succeeded by||Bartolomé Carvajal y Rosas|
Joaquín Demeterio Casasús (Frontera, Tabasco, 23 December 1858- New York, United States, 25 February 1916), was a Mexican Economist, Jurist, Politician, Diplomat and Writer. He was a member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, the correspondent academy in Mexico of the Real Academia de la Lengua Española, since 1904. He was the director of the Academy from 1912 until his death in 1916. He was also the Mexican Ambassador to America around 1910.
Studies and Academia
He studied Law at the Escuela Nacional de Jurisprudencia of México. After graduating he was made Secretary of State of Tabasco. At the same time, he was a Professor of Law and Economics at the Universidad de México. During his lifetime he participated in the writing of the Mexican Code of Commerce of 1889 and the Law of Creditary Institutions and Monetary Laws .
In 1892 he represented Mexico at the International Monetary Conference held in Brussels (Belgium). In addition, he was a Federal Deputy and in 1902, he was elected president of the Congreso. In 1911, he was designated by President Porfirio Díaz as president of the Arbitration Commission regarding the U.S- Mexican Chamizal dispute. Along with fellow Federal Deputy, Manuel R. Uruchurtu, he managed to win the definite ruling of King Victor Emanuel II of Italy, in favor of Mexico and against the United States, thus establishing that the Río Bravo was Mexican and not part of the border.
- La reforma monetaria en Mexico: Informes presentados á la Comisión Monetaria (1905)
- The Pan-American conferences and their significance (1906)
- Mexico (1911)
- Cayo Valerio Catulo: su vida y sus obras (1904) with Victoriano Salado Alvarez
- Gaius Valerius Catullus (1906)
- Las reformas a la Ley de Instituciones de crédito (1908)
- "Esbozo histórico de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua". Retrieved 13 de noviembre de 2009.
- "United States and Mexico Contest Ruling Over Ownership of Valuable Property in El Paso.". New York Times. June 16, 1911. Retrieved 2011-01-10. "Joaquin Casasus, former Ambassador to the United States, acted as chief counsel for Mexico, and A. W. C. Dennis, Assistant Solicitor General of the ..."
- Jesús Silva Herzog. In Semblanzas de académicos. "Nuestros centenarios: humanistas mexicanos". Retrieved 14 de noviembre de 2009. Unknown parameter
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