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Calles, Plutarcho Elias (Plutarcho)

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Born: 1877 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Mexican
Categories: General, Politician

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1877 - Plutarco Elías Campuzano was born in Guaymas, Sonora, on the 25th of September.

1915 - He became governor of Sonora and became known as one of the most reformist politicians of his generation.

1919 - Venustiano Carranza promoted Calles to Secretary of Commerce, Industry and Labor.

1920 - Calles aligned himself with Álvaro Obregón to overthrow Carranza, and Obregon named him head of the interior ministry. Calles used his ability to draw in labor class votes to come to power with Obregon.

1924-1928 - He served as president of Mexico .

1934 - Calles selected his old wartime subordinate Lázaro Cárdenas as presidential candidate.

1936 - He was allowed to the United States. Calles was allowed to return to Mexico by the moderate Manuel Ávila Camacho.

1945 - Plutarco Elías Calles died on the 19th of October.


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