Adolfo López Mateos

55th President of Mexico

Adolfo López Mateos (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðolfo ˈlopes maˈteos] (audio speaker iconlisten); 26 May 1909 – 22 September 1969[1]) was a Mexican politician. He was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was President of Mexico from 1958 to 1964.

Adolfo López Mateos
Adolfo López Mateos in 1963
55th President of Mexico
In office
1 December 1958 (1958-12-01) – 30 November 1964 (1964-11-30)
Preceded byAdolfo Ruiz Cortines
Succeeded byGustavo Díaz Ordaz
Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare
In office
1 December 1952 – 17 November 1957
PresidentAdolfo Ruiz Cortines
Preceded byManuel Ramírez Vázquez
Succeeded bySalomón González Blanco
Senator of Congress of the Union
from the State of Mexico
In office
1 September 1946 – 31 August 1952
Preceded byAlfonso Flores
Succeeded byAlfredo del Mazo Vélez
Personal details
Born(1909-05-26)26 May 1909
Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico, Mexico
Died22 September 1969(1969-09-22) (aged 60)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
Angelina Gutiérrez
(m. 1934; div. 1937)

(m. 1937)
RelativesEsperanza López Mateos (sister)
Alma materScientific and Literary Institute of Toluca

López Mateos died while in a coma on 22 September 1969 at a Mexico City hospital from problems caused by multiple intracranial aneurysms, aged 60.[2]


  1. Aniversario del nacimiento en Atizapán de Zaragoza, de Adolfo López Mateos Archived 1 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine,, and "Adolfo López Mateos". Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. give a birth date of 26 May 1910. However, several other sources give a birth date of 26 May 1909: [1] Archived 2020-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Coerver, Don M. (2004). Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-57607-132-8.