Eulalio Gutiérrez – one of the most responsible provisional Presidents of Mexico

December 24th, 2014 hurries to inform that Mexico Post has released a special commemorative stamp to honor Eulalio Gutiérrez– one of the most responsible provisional Presidents of Mexico. The issue was put into circulation on the 9th of December and is now available for purchasing.

Eulalio Gutiérrez Ortiz was elected provisional president of Mexico during the Aguascalientes Convention and led the country for a few months between November 6, 1914, and January 16, 1915.

He participated in the Mexican Revolution, after which he returned to his native state where he was elected mayor of Ramos Arizpe. After the coup d'état of Victoriano Huerta he took up arms again and placed himself under the orders of Pablo González Garza in the Constitutionalist Army of Venustiano Carranza.

A month after he took office, revolutionary leaders Francisco Villa and Emiliano Zapata took Mexico City. After seeing himself manipulated by Villa's troops, he decided to leave the capital on January 16, 1915 and moved his government to San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, where he declared Villa and Carranza traitors to the "revolutionary spirit" and formally resigned the presidency on July 2, 1915.

After exiling himself to the United States, he returned to Mexico in 1920 under the amnesty of Álvaro Obregón and was elected senator and governor of Coahuila in 1928. Later on he publicly criticised the reelection of Álvaro Obregón and the maximato of Plutarco Elías Calles (the period during which Calles was Jefe Maximo, "Maximum Chief", and ruled via puppet presidents) and joined the rebellion of José Gonzalo Escobar.

After the defeat of that rebellion, he exiled himself to San Antonio, Texas, U.S., and did not return to Mexico until 1935. Four years later, he died in the city of Saltillo.