Puig Casauranc, José Manuel (1888-1939)
A writer and a journalist, Puig Casauranc was born in
Carmen Campeche on January 13, 1888. At the age of 24 in 1912, he became a
federal congressman. He was initially a follower of Venustiano
1924, he became a federal senator and then Secretary of Public Education at the
end of Alvaro Obregón's presidency. In 1928, in the administration of
Elías Calles, he served as Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Labor and as
head of the Department of the Federal District. In 1930 he was again Secretary
of Public Education. The next year, he served on a commission to reorganize
public administration. He was Ambassador to the United States in 1932 and
Foreign Minister in 1933; he headed the Mexican delegation to the Pan American
Conference in Montevideo, Uruguay that year. He was Ambassador to Argentina in
1935. He died in Havana, Cuba on May 9, 1939.
He was the author of Cuentos Crueles, La
Cosecha y la Siembra, and Páginas viejas con ideas actuales.
Based on Juan López de Escalera, Diccionario Biográfico y de Historia de
México. México, Editorial del Magisterio, 1964, pp. 887.