Corro, José Justo

José Justo Corro Silva

b. 19 Jul 1794, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
d. 18 Dec 1864, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Title: Presidente Interino de la República Mexicana
Term: 27 Feb 1836 - 19 Apr 1837
Chronology: 27 Feb 1836, elected, session of the Congreso General, Mexico City [1]
  27 Feb 1836, took an oath of office, session of the Congreso General, Mexico City [2]
  19 Apr 1837, ceased to exercise the functions of office upon the installation of a successor [3]
Biography:
Educated in the seminary of San José at Guadalajara; studied law and received his degree in 1821; elected an alternate member of the Congreso Constituyente of the State of Jalisco and was eventually seated as full member (1823-1825); served as secretary of the Congreso Constituyente of the State of Jalisco (14 Jan 1824 - 14 Mar 1824, 14 Oct 1824 - 24 Jan 1825); elected to the Senado of Jalisco (1825-1829); interim governor of the State of Jalisco (23 Sep 1828 - 1 Mar 1829); served as a secretary of the government of Jalisco in 1829 and 1830; elected a member of the Cámara de Senadores of the Mexican United States (1830-1832) for the State of Zacatecas; served as vice-president (31 Aug 1831 - 30 Sep 1831), secretary (28 Dec 1831 - 23 May 1832) and president (31 Aug 1832 - 30 Sep 1832) of the Cámara de Senadores; appointed minister of justice and ecclesiastical affairs (1835-1836) in the cabinet of interim president Miguel Barragán; elected Interim President of the Republic (27 Feb 1836) to serve during the period of illness and to succeed in case of the death of President Barragán; succeeded Barragán when the latter died 1 Mar 1836; promulgated the centralist constitution (Siete Leyes) (30 Dec 1836), replacing the federal Constitution of 1824; elected a member of the Supreme Conservative Power (Supremo Poder Conservador, 1837-1838); selected by lot (1 Aug 1838) at the session of the Cámara de Senadores for replacement as a member of the Supreme Conservative Power; served as a member of the departmental junta of Jalisco (1839-1841) and its president (1839-1841); acting governor of Jalisco (1839); elected alternate member of the Congreso Constituyente from the department of Jalisco (1842); member and president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Jalisco; elected a member of the Congreso Nacional Extraordinario (1846) from the Department of Mexico, but did not participate; his appointment as honorary councillor of state by Emperor Maximiliano was published a week after his death (24 Dec 1864).
Biographical sources: birth and baptismal record in Archivo de la Parroquia del Sagrario, Aguascalientes, Bautismos de españoles 1786-1795, fol. 274; death and burial record in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Sagrario Metropolitano, Defunciones 1856-1866, fol. 188; obituary: La Razon de Mexico, No. 63, 28 Dec 1864, p. 3.
Elections:

Candidate Votes (27 Feb 1836)
José Justo Corro Silva 51
Nicolás Bravo Rueda 18
Joaquín Parres 12
Rafael Mangino 1
Source of electoral results: Diario del Gobierno, No. 307, 2 Mar 1836, p. 245.

[1] Diario del Gobierno, No. 307, 2 Mar 1836, p. 245; Diario del Gobierno, No. 303, 27 Feb 1836, Supplement.
[2] Diario del Gobierno, No. 307, 2 Mar 1836, p. 245.
[3] Diario del Gobierno, No. 721, 20 Apr 1837, p. 440.
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