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Monterrey

(Encyclopedia) Monterrey mōntārā´ [key], city (1990 pop. 1,068,996), capital of Nuevo León state, NE Mexico, the third largest city of Mexico. Located c.150 mi (240 km) S of…

McAllen

(Encyclopedia) McAllen, city (1990 pop. 84,021), Hidalgo co., extreme S Tex., on the Rio Grande; inc. 1911. It is a port of entry and a packing and processing center for the citrus…

Butler, William Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Butler, William Orlando, 1791–1880, American general and political leader, b. Carrollton, Ky. He served in the War of 1812 and distinguished himself in the battle of New…

Peña Nieto, Enrique

(Encyclopedia) Peña Nieto, Enrique, 1966–, Mexican politician, president of Mexico (2012–). He earned a law degree from the Panamerican Univ., Mexico City, and an M.B.A. from Monterrey…

Quitman, John Anthony

(Encyclopedia) Quitman, John Anthony, 1798–1858, American general and politician, b. Rhinebeck, N.Y. He settled in Natchez, Miss., where he practiced law and held a series of political…

Worth, William Jenkins

(Encyclopedia) Worth, William Jenkins, 1794–1849, American army officer, b. Hudson, N.Y. He served with distinction on the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812 and later became…

Johnston, Albert Sidney

(Encyclopedia) Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803–62, Confederate general, b. Washington, Ky. After serving in the Black Hawk War, he resigned (1834) from the U.S. army and went to Texas…

Pope, John

(Encyclopedia) Pope, John, 1822–92, Union general in the American Civil War, b. Louisville, Ky. He fought with distinction at Monterrey and Buena Vista in the Mexican War and later…

Nuevo León

(Encyclopedia) Nuevo León nwā´vō lāōn´ [key], state (1990 pop. 3,098,736), 25,136 sq mi (65,102 sq km), N Mexico. Monterrey is the capital. The southern and western parts of the…

Aravena, Alejandro

(Encyclopedia) Aravena, Alejandro 1967–, Chilean architect, b. Santiago, grad. Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Chile, Santiago (1992). Inspired by public service as much as by aesthetic…