|40th President of the Dominican Republic|
August 16, 1952 – August 3, 1960
|Vice President||Joaquín Balaguer (1957-1960)|
|Preceded by||Rafael Trujillo|
|Succeeded by||Joaquín Balaguer|
|Born||April 6, 1908
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
|Died||October 19, 2002
Héctor Trujillo, nicknamed Negro for his dark complexion, was the youngest brother of Rafael Trujillo. After Trujillo rose to power in 1930, Hector entered the Army and advanced rapidly. He reached the rank of a Major General before he was appointed "Secretary of State for War and Navy" in 1942. In 1944, he became "General of the Army', a newly created title. Aside from his military activities, Hector was busy amassing land and money. A philanderer, he became engaged to Alma McLaughlin in 1937, and the marriage eventually took place two decades later.
Héctor Trujillo worked as a "puppet" for his brother who had all the control; made president on August 16, 1952, he was asked to resign on August 3, 1960, when his brother reshuffled the government.
He died of natural causes in Miami on October 19, 2002.
- Social Security Death Index, Hector B. Trujillo, accessed at  20 May 2008
- Crassweller RD. Trujillo. The Life and Times of a Caribbean Dictator. The MacMIllan Co, New York, 1966. pp. 261–279.
- Crassweller RD, ibid, page 375
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