A great character who stood out in the public, municipal, state and federal administration, is the character whom we will deal with today because he greatly stood out in the public positions that corresponded to him as head of the same, which represented for our great city, a great factor of development in all orders and who lived with the Torreonenses for a large number of years, which meant that they knew the local problems and proceeded at the time to carry out the necessary measures to solve them.
The lagoon character in question is Mr. Nazario Silvestre Ortiz Garza, who was originally from the city of Saltillo, Coahuila where he was born on December 31, 1893 (year in which our great city was elevated to the category of Villa), being his parents, Mr. Nazario Ortiz González and Mrs. Guadalupe Garza de la Garza, completing their primary school studies at primary school number two and their secondary and high school studies at the historic Ateneo Fuente, both in their city of origin, leaving their studies to the 14 years old in the year 1907.
From the age of 14 he worked as a commercial employee, moving to Torreón at the age of 20, working in the same way, dedicating himself to the grain trade and joining political activities in 1920, being the first councilor in the administration of Don Samuel Silva de León in 1921 and in 1923 in popular election he became the municipal presidency corresponding within his work to pave, build the ridges, install public light and of course plant the iconic palm trees on Morelos Avenue. , as well as schools, municipal buildings and rehabilitate the Alameda Zaragoza.
On three occasions our character was municipal president and on those three occasions he dedicated himself to maintaining public services and carrying out works for the benefit of the people of Torreon.
Already as governor of Coahuila, work began to build the stadium of the revolution that still provides services to the lagoons in general, intervening and helping to build the Nazas River bridge, after having held the municipal presidency for three years, our character was governor of the state of Coahuila from 1929 to 1933, before he had been substitute mayor of Saltillo, Coahuila in 1929, senator of the republic in 1934 and secretary of agriculture being president of the republic Mr. Miguel Alemán Valdez.
After a life full of great works for the population of our great city, on October 10, 1991 at the age of 98 our character ceased to exist, leaving all public officials of the three levels a great example to follow. his life as a servant of the people so imposes it.