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BLANCO, VICTOR

BLANCO, VICTOR (?–?). Victor Blanco, Mexican official and Texas legislator, brother-in-law of Ramón Músquiz, was a citizen of Monclova. He represented his state as alternate deputy of the provincial deputation on September 8, 1823. Considering the establishment of a colony in Texas on the Trinity River, he appointed Samuel May Williams as his agent to select a site, but his plans never materialized. Blanco was governor of the state of Coahuila and Texas from May 30, 1826, to January 27, 1827, during which time he suppressed the Fredonian Rebellion of 1826. On July 4, 1827, Blanco was elected the first vice governor under the Constitution of Coahuila and Texas. He represented the state as a senator in the Mexican Congress from 1833 to 1835 and was reelected to the same office in 1835. In the legislature he opposed Stephen F. Austin's request that Texas be separated from Coahuila. In 1841 Blanco was in Monclova engaged in warfare with Indians. He later participated in the Mexican War.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Vito Alessio Robles, Coahuila y Texas en la época colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa, 1978). Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the North Mexican States and Texas (2 vols., San Francisco: History Company, 1886, 1889). Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Nettie Lee Benson, The Provincial Deputation in Mexico (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992). Bexar Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Winifred W. Vigness

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Winifred W. Vigness, "BLANCO, VICTOR," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbl14), accessed November 26, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.