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Encyclopedia > Manuel Ávila Camacho
Manuel Ávila Camacho
Manuel Ávila Camacho
President of Mexico
Term of Office: 1 December 19401 December 1946
Preceded by: Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Succeeded by: Miguel Alemán Valdés
Date of birth: 24 April 1897
Place of birth: Teziutlán, Puebla
Date of death: 13 October 1955
Place of death: México State
Profession: Army General
First Lady: Soledad Orozco
Party: PRM/PRI

Manuel Ávila Camacho (April 24, 1897October 13, 1955) served as the President of Mexico from 1940 to 1946. Seal of the Office of the President of Mexico The President of Mexico is the head of state of Mexico. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Term of Office: November 30, 1934 – December 1, 1940 Preceded by: Abelardo L. Rodríguez Succeeded by: Manuel Ávila Camacho Date of birth: 21 May 1895 Place of birth: Jiquilpan, Michoacán Date of death: 19 October 1970 Place of death: Mexico City Profession: Army General First Lady: Amalia Solórzano Party: Party... Term of Office: 1 December 1946 – 1 December 1952 Preceded by: Manuel Ávila Camacho Succeeded by: Adolfo Ruiz Cortines Date of birth: 29 September 1902 Place of birth: Sayula, Veracruz Date of death: 14 May 1983 Place of death: Mexico City Profession: Lawyer First Lady: Beatriz Velasco Party: PRI Miguel... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Puebla is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Seal of the Office of the President of Mexico The President of Mexico is the head of state of Mexico. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Ávila Camacho was born in the city of Teziutlán, a small town in Puebla, to middle-class parents. His brothers Maximino Ávila Camacho and Rafael Ávila Camacho both served as governors of Puebla. Ávila did not receive a university degree, although he studied at the National Preparatory School. He joined the army in 1914 as a 2nd lieutenant and reached the status of Colonel by 1920 and, in the same year, served as the Chief of Staff of the state of Michoacán under Lázaro Cárdenas, and became his close friend. In 1929, he fought under general Cárdenas against the Escobar Rebellion and, that same year, achieved the rank of Brigade General. Puebla is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Other Mexican States Capital Morelia Other major cities Lázaro Cárdenas list of municipalities Area 59,928 km² Ranked 16th Population (2000 census) 3,979,180 Ranked 7th Governor (2002-08) Lázaro Cárdenas Batel (PRD) Federal Deputies (13) PRD = 9 PRI = 2 PAN = 1 disputed = 1 Federal... Term of Office: November 30, 1934 – December 1, 1940 Preceded by: Abelardo L. Rodríguez Succeeded by: Manuel Ávila Camacho Date of birth: 21 May 1895 Place of birth: Jiquilpan, Michoacán Date of death: 19 October 1970 Place of death: Mexico City Profession: Army General First Lady: Amalia Solórzano Party: Party... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


After his military service, Ávila entered the public arena in 19331934 as the Official Mayor of the Secretariat of National Defense, and became Secretary of National Defense in 1937. Two years later, he was elected president of Mexico, after being appointed to represent his party. 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Presidential term

During his term, Ávila Camacho faced the difficulty of World War II. After two of Mexico's ships carrying oil were destroyed by German submarines in the Gulf of Mexico, Ávila declared war against the Axis powers on May 22, 1942. 15,000 Mexican soldiers fought in the war, on a variety of fronts, including an Airborne squadron, the 201st, to fight the Japanese in the Pacific. Furthermore, starting a period of friendship with the United States, Ávila Camacho cooperated in the war effort, providing his northern neighbour with 300,000 workers under the Bracero Program to replace some of the Americans who had left to fight in the war. Mexico also resumed diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom and Russia. In 1944, Mexico signed the Charter of the United Nations and the following year became the headquarters of the Interamerican Conference about War and Peace. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ... The Axis Powers is a term for those participants in World War II opposed to the Allies. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... The Bracero Program was a joint labor program initiated in August, 1942 by the Mexican Federal Government. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United Nations Charter is the constitution of the United Nations. ...


Domestically, Ávila Camacho protected the working class, creating social security in 1943 and working to reduce illiteracy. He continued agricultural reform and declared a rent freeze to benefit low-income citizens. He also promoted election reform, creating new requirements that made it impossible for communists to run. He was also responsible, on January 18, 1946, for renaming what had been the Party of the Mexican Revolution (PRM) to the name it carries today, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ...


When his term ended in 1946, Ávila Camacho retired to work on his farm. He died on October 13, 1955. 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


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Preceded by:
Lázaro Cárdenas
President of Mexico
1940–1946
Succeeded by:
Miguel Alemán


Term of Office: November 30, 1934 – December 1, 1940 Preceded by: Abelardo L. Rodríguez Succeeded by: Manuel Ávila Camacho Date of birth: 21 May 1895 Place of birth: Jiquilpan, Michoacán Date of death: 19 October 1970 Place of death: Mexico City Profession: Army General First Lady: Amalia Solórzano Party: Party... Seal of the Office of the President of Mexico The President of Mexico is the head of state of Mexico. ... Term of Office: 1 December 1946 – 1 December 1952 Preceded by: Manuel Ávila Camacho Succeeded by: Adolfo Ruiz Cortines Date of birth: 29 September 1902 Place of birth: Sayula, Veracruz Date of death: 14 May 1983 Place of death: Mexico City Profession: Lawyer First Lady: Beatriz Velasco Party: PRI Miguel...


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El general Ávila Camacho, quien gobernó con absoluto respeto a la dignidad, a la libertad y a la vida humana, se reintegró a la vida ciudadana dedicado a labores de campo y de cría de ganado en su rancho de Martínez de la Torre, Veracruz.
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