San Miguel de Cozumel in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
General Rafael E. Melgar
Yanhuitlán, Oax. 1887
Mexico D.F. 21 de marzo 1959
Excelente Gobernador del Territorio de
Quintana Roo, de 1935 a 1940. Sus obras
públicas y su compromiso social trascienden hasta nuestros días.
Cozumel, Q. Roo, 2007.
General Rafael E. Melgar
Born in Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca - 1887
Died in Mexico, D.F. – March 21, 1959
Excellent Governor of the Territory of Quintana Roo from 1935 to 1940. The value of his public works and social commitment extend to the present day.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 2007.
Erected 2007 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Cozumel 2005-2008.
Location. 20° 30.492′ N, 86° 57.249′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Rafael E. Melgar and Calle 7 Sur, on the right when traveling south on Avenida Rafael E. Melgar. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77609, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation (approx. half a kilometer Benito Juárez García (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The First Mass Celebrated in Mexico (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Chapel of Our Lady of Carmen (approx. 17.9 kilometers away).
Regarding General Rafael E. Melgar. Rafael Eustacio Melgar Andrade was a member of the Mexican military and a politician, born in Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca in 1887 and died in Mexico City on March 21, 1959. He fought in his native state during the Mexican Revolution and reached the rank of General. He presided over the PNR bloc in the Chamber of Deputies in 1930 and headed the nationalist campaign. He was then appointed Governor of the Federal Territory of Quintana Roo by President Lázaro Cárdenas in 1935. He carried out a positive administration marked by numerous public works. Many of his works are still in operation such as the boardwalk of Cozumel and the Museum on the same island. Later in life he was the ambassador of Mexico in Holland, then Deputy and Senator for Oaxaca from 1952 to 1958.
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