Barrundia, Juan (1788–c. 1843)

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Barrundia, Juan (1788–c. 1843)

Juan Barrundia (b. 8 October 1788; d. c. 1843), first governor of the state of Guatemala (12 October 1824–6 September 1826) following its organization within the United Provinces of Central America in 1824. Like his better-known brother, José Francisco Barrundia, he was among the radical liberals (fiebres) who supported the independence movement. In 1826 federal president Manuel José Arce deposed and imprisoned him. After his release, Barrundia hid out in Suchitepéquez until Francisco Morazán's military triumph of 1829. Morazán restored Barrundia as governor of Guatemala, and Barrundia served from 30 April 1829 until 30 August 1829, when the legislature elected Pedro Molina to succeed him. Doctor Mariano Gálvez defeated Barrundia for the governorship in the election of 1831. In 1836 Barrundia presided over the federal congress in San Salvador. With a conservative change in government, he went into exile at San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, where he died.

See alsoGuatemala .


David Vela, Barrundia ante el espejo de su tiempo, 2 vols. (1956–1957).

Additional Bibliography

Flemion, Phillip F. "States' Rights and Partisan Politics: Manuel José Arce and the Central American Union." Hispanic American Historical Review 53 (November 1974): 600-618.

                              Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.

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