Isidro Fabela Alfaro

Other names: José isidro Pedro Fabela Alfaro[O94]


Medal of Revolutionary Merit, 1942 (Mexico)
Order of the Spanish Republic in Exile, 1958 (Spain)
Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honour, 1960 (Mexico)
National Order of Merit, 1961 (Ecuador)

Positions Held

Judge to the International Court of Justice, 1946-52
Senator, 1946, res.
Governor of the State of Mexico, 1942-4
Special ambassador to Argentina, 1912-20
Minister to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, 1916
Special Diplomat to Italy and Spain, 1915
Secretary of Foreign Relations, 1913-15
Mayor and secretary general of government of Sonora,1913
Federal deputy, 1912-14 and 1922-23
Mayor and secretary general of government of Chihuahua, 1911-13


Judge, politician, diplomat, and historian.[T60]
Studied law at Mexico City and earned his degree in 1908.[T60]
In 1951, the then municipality of Atlacomulco was renamed Villa Atlacomulco de Fabela after him.[U79]
Founder of the papers La Verdad, 1910, and El Puebla, 1914.[T60]
One of his adopted sons was Daniel (†1963) who married Etelvina (daughter of Isaías Monroy Cruz [1904-77] and Lucia Vélez Gonzalez [1906-98]) in 1951. Another of his adopted sons, Germán, committed suicide in 1961.[T60]

Place of birth and baptism (1882): Atlacomulco, State of Mexico[O94]
Place of marriage: Berlin[O94]
Place of death: Cuernavaca[O94]
Place of burial: Mexico City[O94]



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