Obregón, Álvaro


Obregón, Álvaro

biographical name

(born Feb. 19, 1880, Alamos, Mex.—died July 17, 1928, Mexico City) President of Mexico (1920–24). A skillful military leader who fought for the moderate presidents Francisco Madero and Venustiano Carranza during the Mexican Revolution, he was largely responsible for the liberal constitution of 1917. In response to Carranza's increasingly reactionary policies, Obregón took a leading role in the revolt that deposed him and was himself elected president in 1920. He managed to impose relative peace and prosperity on his war-torn country. He was elected again in 1928 but was shot and killed before assuming office.

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