Salvador Abascal

Salvador Abascal
BornSalvador Abascal Infante
1910
Morelia, Mexico
Died2000 (aged 90)
NationalityMexican
Known forPolitician
TitleUNS leader
Term1940-1941
PredecessorManuel Zermeño
SuccessorManuel Torres Bueno
Political partyNational Synarchist Union
Spouse(s)Maria Guadalupe Carranza Pulido
ChildrenSalvador Abascal Carranza

Salvador Abascal (1910–2000) was a Mexican politician and leading exponent of Mexican synarchism. For a time the leader of the National Synarchist Union (UNS), Abascal represented the orthodox Catholic tendency within the movement.[1]

Background

Born in Morelia into a landowning family, Abascal was the fourth of eleven children.[2] Partly educated at a seminary, Abascal was sympathetic to the Cristeros from an early age.[3] Indeed, his father was a member of the Popular Union, the Cristero party.[4] As a result of these sympathies Abascal passed through a variety of Roman Catholic counterrevolutionary organisations during the 1930s.[3]

He would complete his education at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo where he graduated with a law degree, subsequently serving as a judge in Ayutla.[5] He was dismissed as a judge in 1933 after falling foul of local bosses when he made judgements in favour of claimants to land.[5]

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