José María Garza Galán

José María Garza Galán (November 6, 1846 in Múzquiz, Coahuila[1] – October 7, 1902 in Monterrey, Nuevo León[2]) was a Mexican politician. Governor of Coahuila in 1885–1889, which gave tax exemption to the first Spinning and Weaving Factory Torreon "La Constancia".


He was governor of the northern state of Coahuila during the presidency of Porfirio Díaz. Garza Galán, native of Múzquiz,[3] wanted to be again governor in 1893, but there were protests. Eventually, Porfirio Díaz asked Garza Galán to withdraw his candidacy.


Porfirista politician. He fought the Apaches to their extermination. He was elected governor of Coahuila in 1885. harassed the mayor of Cuatro Cienegas, Venustiano Carranza, to force him to resign. When he tried to reelect, the powerful families Madero and Carranza led a rebellion that ended with the intervention of Bernardo Reyes, who as representative of Porfirio Diaz deposed Garza Galan (1890).[4]


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  1. ^ "México bautismos, 1560–1950," database, FamilySearch ( : December 12, 2014), Jose Maria Garza Galan, November 8, 1846; citing SANTA ROSA DE LIMA,MELCHOR MUZQUIZ,COAHUILA,MEXICO, reference ; FHL microfilm 605,502.
  2. ^ "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : March 15, 2016), Jose Maria Garza, 1902; Jose Maria Garza at Find a Grave.
  3. ^ Dr. Raúl Cuéllar Moreno: Coahuila y sus Hombres / Los políticos al final del Porfiriato (Spanish), 2005.
  4. ^ Milenios de México- Volumen 2 – Página 1104 Humberto Musacchio – 1999