Flores Magón, Jesús

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Name
Flores Magón, Jesús Gender: M
Gaspar Jesús Melchor Flores Magón
born on 6 January 1871 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place San Jerónimo Tecoatl (Oaxaca), Mexico, 18n10, 96w55
Timezone LMT m96w55 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 16°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°11 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 08°04'



Jesús Flores Magón

Biography

Mexican politician, journalist, and jurist, the more moderate middle brother of Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magón, he served in the cabinet of Francisco I. Madero.

He graduated in law in 1897 and, in conjunction with his brother Ricardo, founded the newspaper Regeneración, the first edition of which appeared on 7 August 1900. As editor of the paper, he was jailed on several occasions for criticising the judicial system. He was later expelled from the country for his anti-Porfirio Díaz writings; he fled to the United States where his political differences with his brothers – also exiled, and now espousing anarchist beliefs – deepened.

He returned to Mexico in 1910 following the overthrow of Porfirio Díaz in the early days of the Mexican Revolution. In 1911, alongside Antonio Irineo Villarreal, he began publishing a moderate version of the newspaper Regeneración in Mexico City, while his brothers – still in their U.S. exile – published a more radical broadsheet under the same title in Los Angeles, California.

President Francisco I. Madero appointed him under-secretary for justice in his cabinet. He also served as secretary of the interior from February to November 1912 and, subsequently, as secretary for development. Following Victoriano Huerta's coup d'état in February 1913, he again went into exile. Upon returning, he resumed his law practice.

During the tumultuous years that followed, he remained in Mexico City. When Venustiano Carranza assumed the presidency, he chose to leave the country on account of the fact that he had been the running mate of presidential candidate Manuel Calero y Sierra; he returned to Mexico following Carranza's assassination.

He died on 7 December 1930, aged 59, in Mexico City.

Link to Wikipedia biography

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Oaxaca state archives.

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brothers also became activists)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Other Home (Spent time in exile)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor