Francisco José Madero González

Francisco José Madero González (October 16, 1930 – February 21, 2013) was a Mexican politician, accountant, and member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Madero served as the 54th Municipal President, or Mayor, of Torreón from 1976 to 1978 and the Governor of the Mexican state of Coahuila in 1981.[1][2][3]

Francisco José Madero González
Governor of Coahuila
In office
12 August 1981 – 30 November 1981
Preceded byOscar Flores Tapia
Succeeded byJosé de las Fuentes Rodríguez
Senator for Coahuila
In office
1 September 1982 – 31 August 1988
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
for Coahuila′s 6th district
In office
1 December 1981 – 31 August 1982
Preceded byAlfonso Hernández Hernández
Succeeded byEnrique Agüero Ávalos
In office
1 September 1979 – 13 August 1981
Succeeded byAlfonso Hernández Hernández
Municipal President of Torreón
In office
Preceded byJosé Solís Amaro
Succeeded byHomero del Bosque Villarreal
Personal details
BornOctober 16, 1930
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
DiedFebruary 21, 2013
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)María Luisa Fernández del Castillo
ChildrenFrancisco José
Miguel Agustín Segundo
Jorge Raúl
María Luisa


Personal lifeEdit

Madero was born in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States on October 16, 1930, and raised in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila.[1][3] He was the seventh child of Mexican General Raúl Madero and Dora González Sada.[1] His parents had fled to the United States after the Mexican Revolution.[3] His paternal uncle, Francisco I. Madero, served as the President of Mexico from 1911 to 1913.[1][4]

Francisco José Madero married María Luisa Fernández del Castillo, in 1953. The couple had seven children - Francisco José, Miguel Agustín Segundo, Jorge Raúl, María Luisa, Bernardo, Ignacio, and Rodolfo.[1]

Political careerEdit

Madero began his career as an accountant.[3]

Madero was the chairman of the local Institutional Revolutionary Party's Torreón municipal committee from 1962 to 1963.[1] He next served as the head of the state Public Registry of Property from October 1963 until September 1975.[1]

Madero served as the 54th Municipal President (mayor) of Torreón from 1976 to 1978.[3] He was elected as a federal deputy of the Chamber of Deputies representing Coahuila, serving in the LI Legislature from September 1, 1979, until August 1, 1982.[1] He took a leave of absence from the Chamber of Deputies in 1981 to become interim Governor of Coahuila following the resignation of his predecessor, former Governor Oscar Flores Tapia.[1][4] He served as the Governor of Coahuila for a brief tenure from August 11, 1981, until November 30, 1981.[1][4] Madero later became a Senator within the Senate of the Republic during the LII and LIII federal Legislatures.[1] His last public office was as the head of the Jefe del Departamento de Promociones Social de Infonavit from 1991 to 1993.[4]

He became the director of the General del Instituto Coahuilense para las Personas Adultas Mayores in 2002.[4]


On February 16th, 2013, Francisco José Madero González was found unconscious in his bedroom at 8 AM by one of his servants. Madero was immediately taken to the hospital, where he spent five nights.

Madero's death was confirmed by Coahuila Governor Rubén Moreira Valdez, via Twitter[4] on Thursday at 1 PM. His funeral was held the following evening at 4 PM; he died from pneumonia at the age of 82. [1][4][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Fallece Francisco José Madero González, ex gobernador de Coahuila". Periódico Zócalo. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  2. ^ a b "Muere ex gobernador de Coahuila, Francisco José Madero González". Excélsior. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Muere el exgobernador Francisco José Madero". El Siglo de Torreón. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Fallece el ex gobernador Francisco José Madero González". La Vanguardia (Mexico). 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-03-12.