Mariano Arista
(1802-1855)

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Mexican general and president (185153). A royalist in the revolt against Spain, he later joined Agustín de Iturbide. He fought in the Mexican army that tried to put down the Texas revolt (1836). In command of the army in northern Mexico in the Mexican War, he was defeated by Zachary Taylor at Palo Alto and at Resaca de la Palma (1846). Arista succeeded J. J. Herrera as president. His administration sought to bring fiscal stability to the nation. Difficulties in maintaining a loyal cabinet and a conservative revolt in 1852 led to his resignation the following year. While exiled in Europe, he died in Lisbon in 1855. His remains were returned to Mexico in 1880.
 

Mariano Arista (Handbook of Texas Online)
Mariano Arista
Mariano Arista
General Mariano Arista