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Signatories of the Banco del Estado de México

The notes carry the signatures of Juan Henkel as Director Gerente and, on later notes, Teodoro Garduño as Cajero. They were also signed by a Consejero and the Interventor.

Director Gerente

Juan Henkel

Henkel signed notes dated from 1897 to 1905. He also signed all the issued $500 and $1,000 notes even though some were not put into circulation until 1912.

sig J Henkel


Teodoro Garduño was appointed Cajero on 1 May 1898.

He signed notes dated from 1907 to 1912.

sig Cajero 1


Alberto P. Martín

He signed notes dated 1897 to 1899.

sig Martin

José Ignacio Icaza was appointed interventor in early August 1899CEHM, Fondo CDLIV Colección José Y. Limantour, 1a. 1883, carpeta 27, legajo 7156 letter Icaza to Limantour, 5 August 1899.

He signed notes dated from 1899 to 1905.

sig Icaza

Manuel Lara Missotten took over from Icaza on 6 September 1906 and served until June 1909 when he was appointed interventor for the Banco Internacional é Hipotecario in Mexico CityEl Contemporáneo, 17 June 1909. He signed notes dated from 1907 to 2 April 1909.

sig Lara

Francisco Espinosa y Rondero

He signed notes dated from 5 November 1909 to 1911.

sig Interventor s

C. Sánchez Navarro

He signed notes dated 1912.

sig Interventor t

J. Castillolater balancesheets have W. Castillo

Castillo took over from R. Lebrija to sign his first balance sheet for December 1913.

sig Interventor u


Santiago Graf was a businessman who in 1890 founded the Compañía Cervecera de Toluca y México. By 1910 the brewery had branches in Mexico City, San Luis Potosí and Aguascalientes, as well as a glass factory producing 800,000 bottles a month. It alone had 2,000 employees.

Graf signed notes dated from 1897 to 1903.

sig Graf

Eduardo Henkel

He signed notes dated from 1898 to 1905 and then some $1,000 notes dated 1 July 1911.

sig E Henkel

Ramiro de Trueba(?)[identification needed]

He signed notes dated 1898.

sig 2 Estadosig Consejero 1

Cipriano Rodríguez

Rodríguez signed notes dated from 1898 to 1901.

sig Rodriguez

Riba EcheverriaAntonio Riba y Echeverría was born in Mexico City on 12 December 1836.

He was several times a member of state congressEl Siglo Diez y Nueve, 6 March 1871.

He signed notes dated from 1898 to 1901.

He died in Mexico city on 21 January 1902.

sig Riba

[identification needed] 

He signed notes dated 1898.

sig Consejero k

FerratAlfredo Ferrat was founder and owner of the La Valenciana clothing business.

He died on 10 June 1922.

He signed notes dated 1900 to 1912.

sig Ferrat
Juan Hatfield signed notes dated 1901.  

R. H. [identification needed]

He signed $20 notes dated 1901.

sig 4 Estado

The Pliego were a powerful local family with interests in agriculture, textiles and imports. Antonio Pliego Pérez, a founding shareholder, was born in 1854, the son of large landholders. As well as being contador of the bank he founded the Latina Americana Insurance Company. He was a federal deputy from Tepic from 1886 to 1904 and from Zacatecas from 1904 to 1912.

Alejandro Pliego signed notes dated from 1905 to 1912.

sig Pliego
José Sainz sig Consejero e
R. J. Dwyer  
[identification needed]  sig Consejero l
[identification needed]  sig Consejero n
[identification needed] sig 1 Estado