Herrera, José Joaquín

Herrera, José Joaquín

(hōsā` hwäkēn` ārā`rä), 1792–1854, president of Mexico (1844–45, 1848–51). Rising to power after the collapse of Santa Anna's second presidential administration, he incurred the disfavor of ultraconservatives by attempting to avoid war with the United States; a revolution led by Paredes y ArrillagaParedes y Arrillaga, Mariano
, 1797–1849, Mexican general and president (1846). A leader of the ultraconservatives, he helped to put Antonio López de Santa Anna into the presidency in 1841 but soon opposed him.
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 resulted in his resignation. After the war he again held the presidency and attempted to reform the government, but his administration was hampered by insurrections of native peoples, political unrest, and a staggering national debt. He was succeeded by Mariano AristaArista, Mariano
, 1802–55, Mexican general and president (1851–53). A royalist in the revolt against Spain, he later joined Agustín de Iturbide. He fought in the Mexican army that tried to put down the Texas revolt (1836).
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Bibliography

See biography by T. E. Cotner (1949, repr. 1969).

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