Avila Camacho, Manuel
1897 - Born on April 24th in the city of Teziutlán, a small town in Puebla. Mexican soldier and moderate statesman whose presidency saw a consolidation of the social reforms of the Mexican Revolution and the beginning of an unprecedented period of friendship with the United States.
1914 - He joined the army of Venustiano Carranza and rose rapidly through the ranks.
1938 - Under Lázaro Cárdenas he became minister of national defense.
1940-1946 - Elected as President of Mexico.
- During World War II, he cooperated with the United States in programs of hemisphere defense, reciprocal trade, and agricultural labor exchange and sent a Mexican air squadron to fight in the Pacific.
1955 - Died on October 13th in Estado de México.
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