Huerta, Adolfo de la

Huerta, Adolfo de la

(ädôl`fō thā lä wār`tä), c.1882–1955, Mexican revolutionist and president (May–Dec., 1920). As governor of Sonora, he broke with President CarranzaCarranza, Venustiano
, 1859–1920, Mexican political leader. While senator from Coahuila, he joined (1910) Francisco I. Madero in the revolution against Porfirio Díaz.
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 and declared the secession of the state (1920). This was a signal for the successful revolt against Carranza led by ObregónObregón, Álvaro
, 1880–1928, Mexican general and president (1920–24). A planter in Sonora, he supported Francisco I. Madero in the revolution against Porfirio Díaz.
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 and supported by CallesCalles, Plutarco Elías
, 1877–1945, Mexican statesman, president (1924–28). In 1913 he left schoolteaching to fight with Álvaro Obregón and Venustiano Carranza against Victoriano Huerta.
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. After Carranza's murder, de la Huerta was provisional president until Obregón took office by election; during his tenure a settlement was reached with Villa. He was minister of finance under Obregón. Upon the designation of Calles as official presidential candidate, de la Huerta revolted (Dec., 1923); the uprising was crushed by Obregón in the spring of 1924, and de la Huerta was sent into exile in the United States. He was recalled (1935) by Lázaro Cárdenas to serve in diplomatic posts.

Bibliography

See study by M. C. Meyer (1972).

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