Lázaro Cárdenas

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Lázaro Cárdenas
44th President of Mexico
In office
December 1, 1934 – November 30, 1940
Preceded by Abelardo L. Rodríguez
Succeeded by Manuel Ávila Camacho
Governor of Michoacán
In office
1928–1932
Preceded by Luis Méndez
Succeeded by Dámaso Cárdenas
Personal details
Born Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
May 21, 1895(1895-05-21)
Jiquilpan, Michoacán
Died October 19, 1970(1970-10-19) (aged 75)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Political party Party of the Mexican Revolution
Spouse(s) Amalia Solórzano

Lázaro Cárdenas del Río (Jiquilpan, Michoacán, May 21, 1895 - October 19, 1970) was president of Mexico from 1934 and 1940. Considered one of the most honest and hardworking presidents in the history of Latin America, he provided strong, clean leadership at a time when his country most needed it. Today he is revered among Mexicans for his zeal in eliminating corruption, and many cities, streets and schools bear his name. He initiated a family dynasty in Mexico, and his son and grandson have both gone into politics.