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Signatories of the Banco de Tamaulipas

Gerente

Andreas Pfeiffer was born in Mollis, in the canton of Glaris, Switzerland, around 1860 and at some time migrated to Mexico. By 1886 he was working for the casa Esteban Benecke Sucesores at calle Capuchinas 7, Mexico City. In April 1887 he took over the duties of consul of Guatamala, temporarily, from Donato de Chapeaurouge. In October 1895 he was in charge of the orderly liquidation of Esteban Benecke SucesoresThe Mexican Herald, 16 October 1895. In October 1897 he became cajero y contador of the Banco de San Luis Potosí. Afterwards and until 1 May 1903 he was manager of the Banco de Tamaulipas. He was then manager of the branch of the Banco de Sonora in Chihuahua until 17 August 1906 and remained in Chihuahua until at least 1910, but then mysteriously disappearedEl Pueblo, 16 February 1916.

He signed notes dated 1902.

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Arnulfo J. Basáñez

Basáñez took over as manager on 15 July 1903Memoria de las Instituciones de Crédito, correspondiente al año 1903

He signed $10, $20 and $500 notes dated 15 July 1903.

 

The Frenchman Pedro Assemat worked for J. Prom. Sucs.’ "El Ferrocarril". a grocery and steamship agent. He invested in various businesses, speculated in petrol-bearing land, and was a member of Compañía Harinera del Golfo, S. A. and five oil companies.

Assémat signed $5, $50 and $500 notes dated 15 July 1903 and then all the notes up to 1914.

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Interventor

Felipe González signed the bank's first notes dated 1902 and 1903.

Gonzalez died in Monterrey, Nuevo León on 5 February 1910CEHM, Fondo CDLIV Colección José Y. Limantour, 2a. 1910, carpeta 14, legajo 27.

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Benito Zorrilla CastillaBenito Zorrilla Castilla took over as Interventor on Felipe González' death and signed the notes dated 1910.

He was born  on 22 January 1869 and died in Tampico on 12 March 1939.

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Francisco Olivares

He signed the notes dated 1911.

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Juan Hermosillo was a steamship agent.

He signed the notes dated 1913 and 1914.

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Consejero

José María Raz 

He signed notes dated 1902 and 1903.

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Tomás J. Ugarte

Tomás Ugarte, a Spaniard, was also a landowner, owing the haciendas of Peñitas and Alamitos and Diego de la Lastra y Compañía.

He signed notes dated 1902 and 1903.

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Jerónimo J. Bergan, a German, represented the firm Federico Stussy Sucs.

On 1 January 1909 his company, Bergan y Saltzkorn, joined with Carl Heynen y Co. to form the Agencia Comercial y Marítima Bergan, Heynen & Cia.Diario Oficial, 14 January 1909.

He signed notes dated 1902 and 1903.

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Juan José Castaños

He signed notes dated 1902 and 1903.

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Angel Sainz Trápaga was the son of Angel Sainz Trápaga. The latter was born in 1833 in Lavín de Lobos, Santander, Spain. The family business suffered from a prolonged drought and the Sainz Trápaga brothers went to the Americas in search of a better life. Manuel went to Cuba where he amassed a fortune and moved to Tampico, where he awaited the other three brothers, Víctor, Gregorio and Angel. Angel arrived in Tampico at the age of thirteen, worked alongside his brothers in various businesses and then moved into making high interest loans to other businessmen and was the major lender until the formation of the Banco de Tamaulipas. Angel married in 1870 and his wife’s dowry allowed him to increase his company’s capital.

His son, Angel Sainz Trápaga, was born in 1871. Angel became the  leading businessman in Tampico, owning various mercantile establishments and dozens of urban and rural properties. He was president of two oil companies and a shareholder in two others and he and his daughter, Joaquina, made fortunes out of their oil dealings.

Angel was owner of the Hacienda El Naranjo.

He signed notes dated from 1902 to 1914.

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Guillermo Obregón Cortina was born in Mexico City on 12 July 1858. 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.

He signed notes dated from 1902 to 1914.

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Carlos (Karl) Heynen was a prominent German businessman, involved in shipping and imports. In January 1896 he was Gerente General of the Agencia Comercial y Marítima of Tampico, and in August 1899 agent of the Munson steam line.

In 1897 Heynen, Gustave Paterson, C. Ganahl and Santiago Snell founded the Agencia Comercial y Marítima Heynen, Paterson y Compañía, with a capital of $5,000. On 1 January 1909 Carl Heynen y Cía. joined with Bergan y Saltzkorn to form the Agencia Comercial y Marítima Bergan, Heynen & Cia.Diario Oficial, 14 January 1909 (also called Heynen, Eversbuch y Cía.) which by 1917 had a share capital of $100,000. These agencies played an important role in the handling, storage and transportation of goods.

Heynen served as consul for Austro-Hungary and vice consul for the Netherlands and Chile.

He signed notes dated from 1902 to 1914.

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D. L. Raz

He signed notes dated 1910.

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[   ] Zorrilla

He signed notes dated 1910.

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Pafnuncio Padilla Barragán was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León.

He signed notes dated 1910.

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Juan B. Borde

He signed notes dated 1910. He died in [  ] and was replaced at the bank’s AGM on 7 February 1912Diario Oficial, 26 February 1912.

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Juan Amoravieta was a Spaniard who owned a clothing store.

He signed notes dated from 1910 to 1914.

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Amado N. Jáuregui owned the San Gabriel and El Progreso haciendas.

He signed notes dated from 1910 to 1914.

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Ricardo Eversbusch

Ricardo Everbusch was president of the Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Tampico in 1888.

In January 1908 he became an active partner in Guillermo Büsing y CíaDiario Oficial, 6 January 1908and was still with the company five years later when it became Guillermo Büsing y Cía, Sucs.Diario Oficial, 4 January 1913. Together with Jerónimo J. Bergan and Carlos Heynen he formed the Agencia Comercial y Maritima Bergan, Heynen & Cia in January 1909Diario Oficial, 14 January 1909.

He signed notes dated from 1910 to 1914.

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