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Felipe Adolfo de la Huerta Marcor (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðolfo ðelaˈweɾta]; May 26, 1881 – July 9, 1955), known as Adolfo de la Huerta, was a Mexican politician and 38th President of Mexico from June 1 to November 30, 1920, following the overthrow of Mexican president Venustiano Carranza.

Adolfo de la Huerta
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38th President of Mexico
In office
June 1, 1920 – November 30, 1920
Preceded byVenustiano Carranza
Succeeded byÁlvaro Obregón
Personal details
Felipe Adolfo de la Huerta Marcor

(1881-05-26)May 26, 1881[1]
Guaymas, Sonora
DiedJuly 9, 1955(1955-07-09) (aged 74)
Mexico, DF
Political partyLiberal Constitutionalist Party (PLC), later National Cooperativist Party (PNC)
Spouse(s)Clara Oriol



He was born on May 26, 1881.

As Governor of the northern state of Sonora, he led the Revolution of Agua Prieta, which put an end to the presidency of Venustiano Carranza, who was killed during the revolt. It was then that de la Huerta was appointed interim President by Congress.[2]

Pancho Villa and his army surrendered during de la Huerta's presidency. When Álvaro Obregón was declared the victor of the 1920 presidential election, de la Huerta stepped down and became the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit,[3] and in that role, negotiated the De la Huerta–Lamont Treaty.

De la Huerta started a failed revolt in 1923 against fellow Sonoran president Obregón, whom he denounced as corrupt, [4] after Obregón endorsed Plutarco Calles as his successor.[5] Catholics, conservatives and a considerable portion of the army officers, who felt Obregón had reversed Carranza's policy of favoring the army at the expense of the farmer-labor sector, supported de la Huerta.[5] With his superb organizing ability and popular support, Obregón crushed the rebellion and forced de la Huerta into exile.[5] On March 7, 1924, de la Huerta fled to Los Angeles and Obregón ordered the execution of every rebel officer with a rank higher than a major.[5]

He was later invited to return to Mexico by President Lázaro Cárdenas in 1935 and died on July 9, 1955 in Mexico City.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Adolfo de la Huerta". Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  2. ^ "Obregon Last Man to Serve Full Term as President". Reading Times. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2016 – via
  3. ^ "Gen. Obregon's Death Ends Stirring Career". The Wilkes-Barre Record. p. 10 – via
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Political offices
Preceded by
Venustiano Carranza
President of Mexico
June 1 – November 30, 1920
Succeeded by
Álvaro Obregón