Jose de Escandon
Jose de Escandon,
1st Count of Sierra Gorda (May 19, 1700, Soto de la Marina, Cantabria, Spain – 1770, New Spain) was a Spanish Indian-fighter in New Spain and the founder and first governor of the colony of Nuevo Santander, which extended from thePánuco River in the modern-day Mexican state of Veracruz to the Guadalupe River in the U.S. state of Texas.
For these accomplishments, he
was promoted to colonel and assigned as an aide to the captain general of the Sierra Gorda.