Félix Paiva

Félix Paiva (21 February 1877, Caazapá, Caazapá Department – 2 November 1965, Colonia del Sacramento) was Paraguayan politician from the Liberal Party.

Félix Paiva
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28th President of Paraguay
In office
15 August 1937 – 15 August 1939
Preceded byRafael Franco
Succeeded byJosé Félix Estigarribia
In office
29 October 1921 – 7 November 1921
Preceded byManuel Gondra
Succeeded byEusebio Ayala
15th Vice President of Paraguay
In office
15 August 1920 – 29 October 1921
PresidentManuel Gondra
Preceded byJosé Pedro Montero (1919)
Succeeded byManuel Burgos (1924)
Personal details
Born(1877-02-21)21 February 1877
Caazapá, Paraguay
Died2 November 1965(1965-11-02) (aged 88)
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Political partyLiberal Party

He studied law and worked as university teacher, rector of the University and president of the Supreme Court. In his political career he was a minister in many occasions, Vice President of Paraguay 1920–1921,[1] and also President of Paraguay from 15 August 1937 to 15 August 1939.

He became president after the overthrow of Rafael Franco. In his term he restored the political constitution of 1870. On 10 October 1938, the Congress of Paraguay confirmed Paiva as provisional president. He signed a peace agreement with Bolivia in 1938, which concluded the Chaco War.


Preceded by
José Pedro Montero
Vice President of Paraguay
Succeeded by
Manuel Burgos
Preceded by
Rafael Franco
President of Paraguay
Succeeded by
José Félix Estigarribia