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  • Mexican Political Biographies, 1935–2009, 4th Edition
  • James Krippner
Mexican Political Biographies, 1935–2009, 4th edition. By Roderic Ai Camp. Austin: University of Texas Press, August 2011. Biographies, Bibliographical Essay, Appendixes, CD. $125.00 cloth.

The fourth edition of Roderic Camp’s Mexican Political Biographies provides a comprehensive biographical directory of leading state and national politicians in Mexico in the years 1935–2009. The book features nearly 3,000 entries and serves as a unique resource for studying the occupants of all leading national political posts over time. The detailed bibliographic essay identifies biographical sources and explains their significance; it has been enhanced with numerous Internet sources. An accompanying CD allows readers to search the biographies and appendices.

The book will be of interest to researchers and research libraries concerned with Mexican politics and political history. Subjects of the collection range from Supreme [End Page 120] Court justices and senators, to ambassadors, university officials, and the executive committees and top officials of the significant political parties and labor unions. A partial table of contents is reproduced here:

The Biographies 1

A. Supreme Court Justices, 1935–2010 1035
B. Senators, 1934–2012 1047
C. Federal Deputies, 1937–2012 1075
D. Directors of Federal Departments, Agencies and Banks, 1935–2010 1215
E. Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Russia, the Organization of American States, Cuba, the United Nations, the Vatican, Spain, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1935–2010 1263
F. Governors, 1935–2010, and Heads of the Government of the Federal District, 1997–2010 1269
G. Rectors and Directors General of the National Universities, 1935–2010 1282
H. National Executive Committees of the National Revolutionary Party (PNR), Party of the Mexican Revolution (PRM), and Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), 1935–2010 1284
I. Presidents and Secretaries-General of the National Action Party (PAN), the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), the Green Party (PVEM), the Convergence Party (CON), the Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution (PARM), the Popular Socialist Party (PPS), and the Mexican Democratic Party (PDM), 1939–2010 1297
J. Secretaries-General of the Mexican Federation of Labor (CTM), National Farmer’s Confederation (CNC), National Federation of Popular Organizations (CNOP), Federation of Government Employees’ Unions (FTSE), Mexican Petroleum Workers’ Union (STRPRM), Union of Electrical Workers of the Mexican Republic (STERM), and National Teachers’ Union (SNTE), 1936–2010 1299
A Selected Bibliographical Essay 1303
Description of the CD 1303

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James Krippner
Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania


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