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Photographs of Benecio López Padilla, 1941-1945
General Benecio López Padilla was born in Zaragoza, Coahuila in 1888 or 1890. He was a miner who organized the workers in mines of Nueva Rosita and became Secretary of the Mines in 1909. He joined forces with Madero in 1910 and was a signer of the Plan de Guadalupe. As Governor of Coahuila from 1941 to 1945 he supervised the completion of the Piedras Negras/Saltillo highway, founded the School of Law and Industrial School for Women, and inaugurated the State Public Library Músquiz Manuel Blanco. He died in 1969.
112 photographs of Benecio López Padilla, Governor of Coahuila from 1941-1945. Images include López Padilla with Mexican president Manuel Avila Comacho, with groups of campesinos in Monclova and Saltillo, legislative photographs, and event photographs. Only some photographs have identifying information on the verso.
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Cite as: Photographs of Benecio López Padilla, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.