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Dominguez, Cristobal (unknown–1814)

Robert Bruce Blake Biography Entry

Cristóbal Domínguez, who briefly served as governor of Texas in 1813, came to the province probably from New Mexico. He was adjutant inspector of presidios for Coahuila and Texas, when he was ordered to Nacogdoches on November 26, 1810, by Governor Manuel María de Salcedo. With the outbreak of the Casas Revolt, José María Guadiana, military commandant at Nacogdoches, had Domínguez arrested because of his loyalty to the Spanish government. Domínguez escaped and fled to Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he remained until the overthrow of the Casas government in Béxar. He returned to Nacogdoches on May 1, 1811, arrested Guadiana, and took over the duties of lieutenant governor until September 20, when he returned to Béxar and served as inspector of presidios until the death of Salcedo during the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition. Joaquín de Arredondo appointed Domínguez the ad interim governor of Texas and on December 15, 1813, made him second in command. Domínguez died the following year in October.

Bexar Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Julia Kathryn Garrett, Green Flag Over Texas: A Story of the Last Years of Spain in Texas (Austin: Pemberton Press, 1939).

Time Periods:

  • Spanish Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Bruce Blake, “Dominguez, Cristobal,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 21, 2020,

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