ASPIROZ, MANUEL DE (1836-1905), Mexican statesman and
diplomatist, was born at Puebla, and educated at the university
of Mexico, where he took his degree in 1855. He took part in the
war against the emperor Maximilian, and in 1867, on the
establishment of the republic, was appointed assistant secretary
of state for foreign affairs. In 1873 he became Mexican consul at
San Francisco, where he remained till his election to the Senate
in 1875. He was professor of jurisprudence at the college of
Puebla from 1883 to 1890, when he was again appointed assistant
secretary of foreign affairs. From 1899 till he died in 1905 he
was Mexican ambassador to the United States. Among his
writings may be mentioned; Código de extranjeria de los Estados-Unidos
Mexicanos (1876), and La liberdad civil como base del
derecho internacional privado (1896).
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