Manuel Requena


Manuel Requena
Manuel Requena

Manuel Requena (1802–1876) served as Acting Mayor of Los Angeles, California for twelve days during 1856. A Los Angeles pioneer, Mequena served the city in both the Mexican and American periods.

Early life

Requena was born in 1802 in Campieto, Mexico, where he grew up and went on to become a successful merchant. In 1834 he moved to Los Angeles, where he quickly became an important business and political figure for the Mexican government.

Political career

Requena served as First Alcalde, which is equivalent to the position of mayor, during the last years of Los Angeles under Mexican rule.

When the Los Angeles Common Council (which preceded the Los Angeles City Council) was formed in 1850 after Los Angeles was incorporated as an American town, Requena became one of its charter members. He served during the periods of 1850—1854, 1856 (when as council president, he subsequently served as acting mayor), and 1864—1868.[1][2]

Requena was elected to the first Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1852.[3]

References

  1. ^ Schmal, John P. "The Four Latino Mayors of Los Angeles," HispanicVista, May 23, 2005
  2. ^ Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials: 1850—1938, Compiled under Direction of Municipal Reference Library City Hall, Los Angeles March 1938 (Reprinted 1966)
  3. ^ Supervisor Manuel Requena
Preceded by
Manuel Dominguez and Antonio F. Coronel
(as Justices of the Peace)
First Alcalde of Los Angeles, Alta California
1844—1845
Succeeded by
Vicente Sánchez
Preceded by
None
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
4th district

1852—1853
Succeeded by
Daniel M. Thomas
Preceded by
Stephen C. Foster
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
September 22, 1856—October 4, 1856
Succeeded by
John G. Nichols




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