José Vasconcelos

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José Vasconcelos Calderón
Jose Vasconcelos portriat c.1920s.jpg
Vasconcelos c.1920s
1st Secretary of Public Education
In office
28 September 1921[1] – 27 July 1924
PresidentÁlvaro Obregón
Succeeded byBernardo J. Gastélum
6th Rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico Escudo-UNAM-escalable.svg
In office
9 June 1920 – 12 October 1921
Preceded byBalbino Dávalos
Succeeded byMariano Silva
Personal details
José Vasconcelos Calderón

(1882-02-28)28 February 1882[2]
Oaxaca, Mexico
Died30 June 1959(1959-06-30) (aged 77)
Mexico City, Mexico
Resting placeMexico City Cathedral
Political partyNational Anti-Reelectionist Party
  • Serafina Miranda
    (m. 1906; died 1942)
  • Esperanza Cruz (m. 1942)
ChildrenJosé Ignacio, Carmen and [2] Héctor[4]
Alma materNational School of Jurisprudence (ENJ)
ProfessionWriter, philosopher and politician

José Vasconcelos Calderón (January 28, 1882June 30, 1959), known as the "Cultural Caudillo"[5] of the Mexican Revolution, was a Mexican writer, philosopher and politician and is one of the most influential and controversial personalities of Modern Mexico.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Morales Gómez, Daniel A.; Torres, Carlos A. (1990). "The State and Education in Mexico". The state, corporatist politics, and educational policy making in Mexico. Praeger. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-275-93484-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Martin, Percy Alvin, ed. (1935). Who's Who in Latin America: A Biographical Dictionary of the Outstanding Living Men and Women of Spanish America and Brazil. Stanford University Press. p. 417. ISBN 9780804723152. Retrieved December 6, 2009.
  3. Fell, Claude (2000). "Notas explicativas". Ulises; Criollo. Colección Archivos (in Spanish). Vol. 3. Vasconcelos, José. Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica. pp. 526–573. ISBN 9782914273008. Retrieved December 6, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Krauze, Enrique (2011). Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America. Translated by Heifetz, Hank. New York: Harper Collins. p. 84.
  5. Krauze, Redeemers; chapter 3 is subtitled "José Vasconcelos, the Cultural Caudillo"
  6. "José Vasconcelos". Biografías y Vidas: La enciclopedia biográfica en línea.

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