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Manuel Micheltorena


In office
1842 – 1845
President Antonio López de Santa Anna
Preceded by Juan Bautista Alvarado
Succeeded by Pío Pico

Died September 7, 1853
Profession Politician, soldier
Religion Roman Catholic

Manuel Micheltorena (died September 7, 1853) was a Brigadier General of the Mexican Army, Adjutant-General of the same, Governor, Commandant-General and Inspector of the Department of the California.[1] He received this appointment by the President of Mexico, Antonio López de Santa Anna and served from December 30, 1842 until his ouster in 1845.

Micheltorena was instrumental in the privatisation of California land. With loyalties firmly seated in Mexico City, he faced criticism, opposition and eventually war from the Californios. He led a rag-tag team of soldiers comprising criminals of lower-class mixed ancestry, who were derisively referred to as cholos. They were insufficient to sustain him in the 1845 Battle of Providencia against Juan Bautista Alvarado.

References

  1. ^ Manuel Micheltorena (22 December 1842). "Translation Of Sutter General Land Title". Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/calbk:@field(DOCID+@lit(calbk046div16)). Retrieved 2007-01-04.  
Political offices
Preceded by
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
Comandante General of Alta California
1842-1845
Succeeded by
José Castro
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