Signatories of the Banco de Aguascalientes


Vicente Mercado was Interventor from the founding of the bank until 11 December 1903.

On 9 June 1902 Mercado wrote to Secretario Limantour about the position of interventor with his resume and references. In 1876 at the age of thirteen he had started working in a smelter, before moving to another business of the same owner. From July 1886 to January 1896 he worked for a casa commercial, and then moved on to manage a respectable French-owned business. Finally he could afford to set up on his own but was unable to make a success, so asked for this government postCEHM, Fondo CDLIV Colección José Y. Limantour, 2a. 1902, carpeta 18, legajo 119.

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SagredoCarlos Sagredo took over as Interventor on 11 December 1903 and served until the second half of 1911He signed the balance sheet for 31 August 1911. However, Marcial Esparza, the interventor of the Banco de Zacatecas, wrote to Limantour on 29 December 1907 asking to be transferred to Aguascalientes following the death of Sagredo (CEHM, Fondo CDLIV Colección José Y. Limantour, 2a. 1907, carpeta 7, legajo 29). Was Esparza junmping the gun?.

Carlos and his brother Rafael owned a haberdashery, furniture and hardware store in the centre of town. Carlos was a local deputy, and then served as state governor from 1899 to 1903 and was instrumental in developing the capital.

Carlos Sagredo signed some notes as Consejero.

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J. González del Bosque signed the balance sheets from at least January 1912 to February 1913.  
Felipe Ruiz Chávez signed the balance sheets from March 1913. sig Chavez


H. Koenige sig Kamige
Gustavo Rochelt was manager in 1905. sig Rochelt
R. Dickmann sig Sikmann
P. E. Stahlknecht sig Chermicht
Pedro Porto sig Porto
Manuel M. Villalobos sig Gerente u


Camilo Vallejo sig Vallejo
Gulliermo R. Peterson  sig Peterson
Francisco Armería sig Consejero f
Enrique C. Osorio sig Durman
Luis Barrón owned the enormous Hacienda Pabellón in Rincón de Romos. He served as a deputy alongside Sagredo, was secretry of the Compañía Eléctrica de Aguascalientes in 1905. sig Barron

Eduardo Meade owned 14% of the bank, as well as being a shareholder in the Banco de San Luis Potosí and the Banco de Guanajuato.

The Meade family had come to Mexico from Ireland in the first half of the 19th century and developed interests in agriculture and mining. The firm Hermanos Meade, registered as “Casa de Federico J. y Eduardo Meade. Comerciantes, banqueros y comisionistas” was established in San Luis Potosí in 1867.

sig E Meade
Eugenio Léautaud sig Lianstard
Francisco M. Bernal sig Bernal
Walter (Walterio) Eikel sig Erne
F. E. Ortiz  
Felipe Torres sig Torres
Genaro Meade sig G Meade
Eduardo Ramírez Adame  

Carlos Sagredo

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