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Tomás Mejía

Lifespan: (17 September 1820 – 19 June 1867)
Profession: Regular army officer


Tomás Mejía (17 September 1820 – 19 June 1867) was a Conservative Mexican cavalry general born in Pinal de Amoles, Sierra Gorda, Querétaro. He was of full indigenous heritage and the son of a cacique; a leader and powerful land owner. He fought on the side of Emperor Maximilian during the French intervention in 1862. Mejía very actively fought against La Reforma, the reform movement of the liberals led by Benito Juárez. Mejía also took part in the war against the United States invasion in 1846 and 1847. Along with other conservative military leaders, he was against the 1859 McLane-Ocampo Treaty. The Conservative factions believed the Treaty to be a danger to traditional structures as well as Mexican customs and the Catholic Church. When the Liberal forces took political control of the country, Mejía headed for the mountains to hide with his one and a half thousand men. Juárez unsuccessfully sent a force of seven thousand men to destroy Mejía and his troops. Eventually, Juarez offered a ten thousand pesos reward alleging that Mejia was a danger to the stability of the nation. When the Reform movement finally triumphed he was executed for treason in 1867 by Juarez’s order along with General Miguel Miramón and Emperor Maximilian.


Author and signatory of
Manifiesto del general Tomás Mejía (22 January 1858; Tequisquiapan, Querétaro)
Manifiesto del general Tomas Mejía (24 January 1858; San Juan del Río, Querétaro)

Leader and author of
Plan de San José de los Amoles (4 June 1848; San José de los Amoles, Jalpan, Querétaro)