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Governor Alberto Rias of Durango.

Alberto Rias was the first Governor of Durango under the Mexico City Constitution. Rias attempted to introduce Jefferson's slave-based cotton culture into Durango, and President Andrew Jackson encouraged his efforts while addressing the Durango state assembly in Torreón in 1823.

Alberto Rias does not have an entry in Sobel's index. He is mentioned on page 103 of For Want of a Nail ....