by Moises Garza

February 2, 2014

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The following is a list of all the mayors that present day Laredo Texas has had since it’s birth in the 1750’s to present day. I hope this helps in your genealogical research, that is if your ancestors were form Laredo. Most of the following list was extracted form the book by Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza, Apellidos de Tamamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, y Texas. I only copied the names and years, I left the other additional information out since if the reader is interesting in knowing more they should obtain a copy of the book.

A word of caution, this list may contain errors since I found another one with slightly different names and different years of service. At the end of this post you will also find a link to a PDF file that also contains the Mayors of Laredo Texas.

Mayors of Laredo Texas from 1755 to 2014:

  • Tomas Sanchez 1755 – 1768
  • Jose Martinez de Sotomayor 1768 – 1770
  • Tomas Sanchez 1770 – 1776
  • Feranndo Vidaurri 1779
  • J. de Jesus de la Garza
  • Prudencio Garcia MArgain 1783
  • Teniente Jose Gonzalez 1784
  • Miguel Ponce 1787
  • Santiago Sanchez 1788
  • Jose Gonzalez 1789 – 1796
  • Santiago Sanchez 1790 – 1796
  • J. Jesus de la Garza 1796 – 1814
  • Ildefonso Garcia 1812
  • Jose Gonzalez 1813 – 1814
  • Jose Maria de Tovar 1815 – 1816
  • Jose Francisco de la Garza
  • Ildefonso Ramon 1819
  • Jose MAria Tovar 1820
  • Ildefonso Ramon 1821
  • Victorino Dovalina 1822
  • Jose Maria Tovar 1823
  • Francisco de la Garza 1824
  • Fernando de la Garza 1825
  • Rafael Lopez de Oropeza 1826
  • Jose Lazaro Benavides 1827
  • Manuel de Los Santos Coy 1828
  • Jose MAria Gonzalez 1829
  • Ildefonso Ramon 1830
  • Manuel Sanchez 1831
  • Lazaro Benavidez 1832
  • Jose Maria Gonzalez 1833
  • Juan Jose Trevino 1834
  • Ildefonso Ramon 1835
  • Bacilio Benavides 1836 – 1837
  • Jose Maria Ramon 1838
  • Gregorio Garcia 1839
  • Dolores Garcia 1840
  • Jose Maria Ramon 1841
  • Florencio Villarreal 1842
  • Bartolome Garcia 1843
  • Bacilio Benavides 1844
  • Jose Maria Ramon 1845
  • Dolores Garcia 1846
  • Andres Martinez Garza 1846
  • Bacilio Benavides 1849 – 1852
  • Jose Maria Gonzalez 1851 – 1852
  • William F. Alexander 1852
  • J. Dolores Garcia 1853
  • Bartolome Garcia 1854 – 1855
  • J. Santos Benavides 1856
  • J. Refugio Benavides 1857
  • Bartolome Garcia 1858
  • J. Refugio Benavides 1859
  • Tomas Trevino 1860
  • Juan Francisco Farias 1861
  • No mayor 1864 – 1865
  • Agustin Salinas 1866 – 1867
  • Samuel M. Jarvis 1868
  • Agustin Salinas 1869 – 1873
  • J. Refugio Benavides 1874
  • Atanacio Vidaurri 1875 – 1876
  • Rosendo Garcia 1877 – 1878
  • Julian Garcia 1879 – 1880
  • Porfirio Benavides 1883
  • Dario Sanchez 1884
  • E. A. Atlee 1885
  • L. J. Christen 1890
  • C. A. Mc. Lane
  • A. Thaison
  • A. E. Vidaurri
  • Amador Sanchez 1900 – 1910
  • Peter McComb 1911 – 1920
  • L. Villegas 1921 – 1926
  • Albert Martin 1926 – 1939
  • Hugh S. Chuck 1940 – 1954
  • J. C. Martin Jr. 1954 – 1977
  • Aldo Tatangelo 1978 – 1990
  • Saul Ramirez 1990 – 1997
  • Elizabeth G. Flores 1998 – 2006
  • Raul G. Salinas 2006 – 2014

PDF Document containing all Mayors of Laredo Texas

I hope that you found this list to be helpful, remember the author has additional information in his book that I left out here. He, on some of the names adds genealogical information.

Source:

  • Apellidos de Tam., N. León, Coah. y Texas / Rodolfo González de la Garza. Pg. 127 – 137

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. My grand mother was Sulema Sailina (sometimes written with a Z} and her father was Isidro Salinas. I need to trace Isidro Salinas back to Agustin Salinas mayor of Laredo Texas. According to folk tales, The origin of this name was an Irish man that came to South Texas and Mexico and Married a woman named Salinas and they had a son that got into legal trouble in Mexico and escaped to Texas and left his Irish surname and assumed his mother’s name of Salinas and became mayor of Laredo. Can you help me in my search. Jose Garza [email protected]

  2. I am looking for information on William Francis Alexander who served a mayor of Laredo, Tx. He was from North Carolina. Trying to find family history and also as to why he left NC and moved to TX.
    Thanks in advance for any help,
    William Martin

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