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José López Portillo y Rojas

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José López Portillo y Rojas
Governor of Jalisco
In office
October 23, 1912 – February 10, 1914
Preceded byAlberto Robles Gil
Succeeded byJosé M. Mier
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
In office
February 17, 1914 – July 10, 1914
PresidentVictoriano Huerta
Preceded byQuerido Moheno
Succeeded byFrancisco S. Carvajal
Personal details
Born(1850-05-26)May 26, 1850
Guadalajara, Jalisco
DiedMay 26, 1923(1923-05-26) (aged 73)
Mexico DF
RelationsJosé López Portillo y Pacheco (grandson)
Professionlawyer, politician

José López Portillo y Rojas (May 26, 1850 – May 22, 1923), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, was a Mexican lawyer, politician and man of letters. He served as Governor of Jalisco in 1911 and as Secretary of Foreign Affairs in 1914 for coup leader and brief Mexican President Victoriano Huerta, during the United States occupation of Veracruz. He served as Director of the Mexican Academy of Language from 1916 to 1923.

His grandson José López Portillo y Pacheco, was the president of Mexico from 1976 to 1982.


  • Novels
La Parcela (1898)
Los Precursores (1909)
Fuertes y débiles (1919)
La Horma de Su Zapato
  • Essays and stories
Seis Leyendas (1883)
Novelas Cortas (1900)
Sucesos y Novelas Cortas (1903)
Historias, Historietas y Cuentecillos (1918)