Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (December 30 1890 – December 3 1973) was President of Mexico from 1952 to 1958, representing the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He is perhaps best remembered for granting women the right to vote in presidential elections.
As president, Ruiz attempted to promote national unity, honest government, and a lower cost of living. He established minimum prices for various crops, thereby improving price stability and increasing production. He invested heavily in communications and transportation, as well as public education. In April 1954, he oversaw a severe devaluation of the peso. However, he is perhaps best known for being the president who increased the political rights of women, granting the right to vote and the right to be elected. Historians consider him to be one of the most honest and least corrupt presidents in Mexican history. He enjoyed a good working relationship with contemporary U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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