|21st Governor of Alta California|
April 1836 – July 1836
|President||Antonio López de Santa Anna|
|Preceded by||Nicolas Gutierrez|
|Succeeded by||Nicolas Gutierrez|
Colonel Mariano Chico (1796–1850) served one of the briefest terms as Alta California governor from April 1836 to July 1836. He was both preceded and succeeded by the equally unpopular Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Gutierrez, who joined him in exile in Mexico on November 5, 1836, by a northern revolt.