Romero Rubio, Manuel (1828–1895)

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Romero Rubio, Manuel (1828–1895)

Manuel Romero Rubio (b. 1828; d. 3 October 1895), Mexican Liberal and public figure. A native of Mexico City, Romero Rubio attended the Conciliar Seminary before completing his legal studies at the Colegio de San Gregorio. He began his career as a practicing lawyer before becoming an active supporter of Benito Juárez during the Revolution of Ayutla (1855). He served as a constitutional deputy from Puebla in the 1856–1857 convention and became governor of Mexico City in 1857. During the French invasion, he was captured and exiled to France (1863). In 1876, he supported Sebastián Lerdo De Tejada for the presidency and subsequently became his secretary of foreign relations. Although exiled after Porfirio Díaz's rebellion, he returned to establish an opposition newspaper and became a senator from the state of Tabasco from 1880 to 1895. He eventually collaborated with his former political opponent by serving in the key post of secretary of government (1884–1895). During these years he became financially and politically prominent, establishing personal and economic ties with other leading figures. His daughter, Carmen, married Díaz in 1881.

See alsoDíaz, Porfirio; Juárez, Benito; Lerdo de Tejada, Sebastián.


Alfonso Luis Velasco, Manuel Romero Rubio, estudio biográfico (1892).

Andrés Clemente Vázquez, El ilustre mexicano Manuel Romero Rubio (1896).

Additional Bibliography

Fowler, Wil. Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821–1853. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Rodríguez O, Jaime E. The Divine Charter: Constitutionalism and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005.

Villegas Revueltas, Silvestre. El liberalismo moderado en México, 1852–1864. México, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1997.

                                    Roderic Ai Camp

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