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Signatories of the Banco de Querétaro


Juan Camargo was appointed Director Gerente on 1 June 1903 on an annual salary of $5,000 and free accommodationAGN, SC244 Antiguos Bancos de Emisión, caja 112, libro 315.  He signed the first batch of notes dated 1903.

Camargo resigned on 15 May 1904informe of Interventor Tejeda, 9 July 1904 Memoria de la Instituciones de Crédito, correspondiente a los años de 1904-1906. Agustín Arnaud temporarily took over as managerEl Tiempo, 24 June 1904.

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Carlos Kofahl was born in 1975, the son of Carlos Kofahl, a German businessman in Colima.

Kofahl was chief clerk for the Mutual Life Insurance Company and resigned in March 1898 to enter the employ of G. and O. Braniff & Co., in their Yucatan dye-woods industryThe Two Republics, 29 March 1898. He took up this post on 15 June 1904informe of Interventor Tejeda, 9 July 1904 Memoria de la Instituciones de Crédito, correspondiente a los años de 1904-1906; La Sombra de Arteaga, 29 June 1904. He resigned at the beginning of June 1910, to be succeeded by Francisco Sánchez, and moved to JaliscoEl Imparcial, 13 June 1910.

He signed the notes dated 1905.

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Francisco Sánchez had been the manager of the Irapuato branch of the Banco de Guanajuato and joined the bank in June 1910El Imparcial, 13 June 1910.

Sánchez resigned on 12 January 1914El Pais, 14 January 1914.

He signed some $100 and $500 notes dated 1910.

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John Gibson

Gibson took over as manager on 12 January 1914El Pais, 14 January 1914.

He signed notes dated 1914.

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Agustín Arnaud sig Arnaud

Guillermo Obregón Cortina was born in Mexico City on 12 July 1858. He was a lawyer who acted as abogado for this bank and abogado consultor for the Banco de Querétaro.

He was diputado suplente for Veracruz in 1898 and for Tabasco in 1898 and 1900, and diputado propietario for Veracruz in 1900, 1904, 1908 and 1910.

He died in Mexico City in 1928 at the age of 70.

His daughter, Guadalupe, is the child who appears on the $10 Banco de Querétaro and the $5 Banco de Tamaulipas. His son, Guillermo, married the daughter of Ramón Corral, Díaz’s vice-president.

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Francisco J. Urquiza sig Urquiza

Richard HoneyRicardo (Richard) Honey emigrated from Cornwall, England to Pachuca, Hidalgo in 1862 at the age of twenty-three. He bought an iron mine in Ixmiquilpan, and established a mine in Pachuca. He built the first iron bridge in Mexico, which crossed the river Tula in Tasquillo. Honey was incredibly successful and used his riches to purchase more iron mines, at La Encarnación, near to Zimapán, 75 kilometres north-east of Pachuca. He also acquired various smelters.

Honey married Emma Jane Phillips, another Cornish immigrant and had four sons and five daughters. His main residence was in Mexico City, where he founded the Jockey Club. He also founded the Reforma Athletic Club in Pachuca.

During an illustrious career Honey was the president of three banks, an iron and steel works, two mining companies, a paint factory and was a director of two railway companies, the Ferrocarril Nacional Mexicano and the Ferrocarril de Pachuca-Tampico.

Honey was known for the treatment of his workers, including always paying 25 centavos a day when the minimum wage was 18 centavos, and his humanitarian efforts to help the indigenous population.

Unfortunately, some of Honey’s investments ultimately failed, the revolution increased his misfortunes and he died on 12 June 1913 practically penniless.

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Nicolás del Moral sig del Moral
Trinidad Rivera sig Rivera

Alfonso M. VerazaAlfonso M. Veraza had been interim governor of Querétaro in 1884, 1885 and 1886, interim governor from 20 May to 26 June 1911 and then a candidate in the elections in 1911.

He was a vocal suplente of the board in 1905.

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Antonio Legarreta

He signed notes dated 1905 and 1906.


José María Calvo

He signed $100 notes dated 1 September 1910.

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Mariano B. Taboada

He signed $500 notes dated 1 September 1910.

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Aurelio Camacho

He signed $1 notes dated 1914.

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J. Garcia

He signed $1 and $2 notes sated 1914.

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Rodrigo Castelazo

He signed notes dated 1914.

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Marcel Barré de Saint-Leu

He signed notes dated 1914, on some of which his signature replaced previous signatures.

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Eleuterio Tejeda

Tejeda signed notes dated from 1903 to 1910.

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Manuel del Villar 

del Villar signed notes dated 1914.

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