Álvaro Obregón Biography
(46th President of Mexico (1920 - 1924))
Birthday: February 19, 1880 (Pisces)
Born In: Siquisiva, Siquisiva, Mexico
Álvaro Obregon was a Mexican revolutionary and military general who served as the president of Mexico from December 1920 to November 1924. He joined the Mexican revolution in 1912, on behalf of President Francisco I. Madero. After Madero’s execution, Álvaro allied with Venustiano Carranza and defeated Victoriano Huerta. However, Pancho Villa rose as his competitor. At the Convention of Aguascalientes, he chose Carranza’s side, against Villa. He crushed Villa in the Battle of Celaya. He then had a rift with Carranza over the presidentship and forced him out of the city. Carranza was killed by Herrera. Álvaro became the president soon and brought in massive educational, labor, and economic reforms. However, he lost the support of the people and the Church. A Catholic extremist killed him in 1928.