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Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

Díaz Ordaz, Gustavo (gōstäˈvō dēˈäs ōrˈdäs) [key], 1911–79, president of Mexico (1964–70). A lawyer, law professor, and judge, he served in both houses of the federal legislature and was secretary of interior (1958–63). As president, he continued the reform measures begun by his predecessors and furthered close ties with the United States.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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