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First Lady of Guatemala

The First Lady of Guatemala is the title held by the wife of the President of Guatemala. The current Guatemalan First Lady is Patricia Marroquín, wife of President Jimmy Morales, who had held the position since 2016.

First Lady of Guatemala
Primera Dama de Guatemala
Patricia Marroquin Argueta (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Hilda Patricia Marroquín de Morales

since January 14, 2016
StyleMadam
(informal)
First Lady of the Republic
(alternative)
Her Excellency
(diplomatic, outside Guatemala)
ResidenceGuatemalan National Palace
Inaugural holderPetrona Carrera (de facto)
Maria Cristina Arbenz
(de iure)
FormationMarch 21, 1847 (1847-03-21)

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First Ladies of GuatemalaEdit

First Lady President Tenure
1   Petrona Álvarez de Carrera Rafael Carrera 1839-1848
2 Position Vacant Juan Antonio Martínez 1848
3 Position Vacant José Bernardo Escobar 1848-1849
4 Position Vacant Mariano Paredes 1849-1851
5   Petrona Álvarez de Carrera Rafael Carrera 1851-1857[Note 1]
  Position Vacant Rafael Carrera 1857-1865[Note 2]
6 María Dolores de Aycinena y Micheo Pedro de Aycinena 1865
7 Josefa Gutiérrez Argueta de Cerna Vicente Cerna y Cerna 1865-1871
8   María Saborío y García Granados Miguel García Granados 1871-1873
9   Francisca Aparicio y Mérida de Barrios Justo Rufino Barrios 1874-1882[1]
Rafaela Monterroso Cardona de Orantes José María Orantes 1882-1883[Note 3][2][3]
Francisca Aparicio y Mérida de Barrios Justo Rufino Barrios 1883-1885[4]
10   Carmen Ramírez de Sinibaldi Alejandro M. Sinibaldi 1885
11 María Robles de Barillas Manuel Lisandro Barillas Bercián 1885-1892
12   Algeria Benton de Reyna José María Reina Barrios 1892-1898
13   Desideria Ocampo de Estrada Manuel Estrada Cabrera 1898-1910[Note 4]
Position Vacant Manuel Estrada Cabrera 1910-1920[Note 5]
14 Mercedes Llerandi de Herrera Carlos Herrera y Luna 1920-1921
15 Mercedes Flores de Orellana José María Orellana 1921-1926
16 Josefina de Chacón Lázaro Chacón González 1926-1930
17 Luz Castañeda de Palma Baudilio Palma 1930
18 Soledad Trabanino de Andrade José María Reina Andrade 1931
19   Marta Lainfiesta de Ubico Jorge Ubico Castañeda 1931-1944
20   María Judith Ramírez Prado de Ponce Vaides Federico Ponce Vaides 1944
21   Maria Cristina Villanova
Amalia Mancilla de Arana
Military Junta
Jacobo Árbenz
Francisco Arana[Note 6]
1944-1945
22   Elisa Martínez Contreras de Árevalo Juan José Arévalo 1945-1951
23   Maria Cristina Villanova Jacobo Árbenz 1951-1954
24   Odilia Palomo Paíz de Castillo Carlos Castillo Armas 1954-1957
25 Julia Solís Gallardo de Gónzales Luis Arturo González López 1957
26 Virginia Ruiz de Flores Guillermo Flores Avendaño 1957-1958
27 María Teresa Laparra de Ydígoras Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes 1958-1963
28 Beli de Peralta Enrique Peralta Azurdia 1963-1966
29 Sara de la Hoz de Méndez Julio César Méndez Montenegro 1966-1970
30 Álida España de Arana Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio 1970-1974
31 Helen Lossi de Laugerud Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García 1974-1978
32 Elsa Cirigliano de Lucas[Note 7] Fernando Romeo Lucas García 1978-1982
33 María Teresa Sosa Efraín Ríos Montt 1982-1983
34 Aura Rosario Rosal López Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores 1983-1986
35   Raquel Blandón Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo 1986-1990
36   Magda Bianchi Lázzari Jorge Serrano Elías 1990-1993
37 Mayra Duque Ramiro de León Carpio 1993-1996
38   Patricia de Arzú Álvaro Arzú Irigoyen 1996-2000
39   Evelyn Morataya Alfonso Portillo 2000-2004
40   Wendy de Berger Óscar Berger 2004-2008
41   Sandra Torres Álvaro Colom 2008-2011[Note 8]
Position Vacant   Position Vacant Álvaro Colom 2011-2012[Note 9]
42   Rosa Leal de Pérez Otto Pérez Molina 2012-2015[Note 10]
43   Ana Violeta Fagianni de Maldonado Alejandro Maldonado 2015-2016
44   Patricia Marroquín Jimmy Morales 2016-2020

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Petrona Álvarez died in 1857. Rafael Carrera was president until 1865.
  2. ^ The position became vacant after the death of Petrona García.
  3. ^ Interim, while Justo Rufino Barrios was out of the country with his wife.
  4. ^ Desideria Ocampo died in 1910. Manuel Estrada Cabrera was president until 1920.
  5. ^ The position became vacant after the death of Desideria Ocampo.
  6. ^ Vilanova de Árbenz and Mancilla de Arana were female activists during the revolution; Toriello never married.
  7. ^ Cirigliano and Lucas married shortly after the inauguration of General Lucas Garcia, but they kept their wedding secret for the security of the First Lady, since the Guatemalan Civil War was raging at the same time.[5]
  8. ^ Sandra Torres divorced Álvaro Colom on 7 April 2011, leaving the position of First Lady vacant.
  9. ^ The position became vacant from 7 April 2011 until 14 January 2012, following the divorce of Sandra Torres and Álvaro Colom.
  10. ^ Otto Pérez Molina resigned on September 2, 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Batres Jáuregui, Antonio (1950). La América Central ante la historia: 1821-1921 Memorias de un siglo [Central America early history: 1821-1921 memories of a century] (in Spanish). 3. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Tipografía Nacional de Guatemala. p. 413. OCLC 912498282.
  2. ^ Piedra Santa, Irene (2010). Los mandatarios de Guatemala: historia no oficial (in Spanish). Guatemala City, Guatemala: Editorial Piedra Santa. pp. 76–77. ISBN 978-9929-562-00-4. José María Orantes Presidente interino 23 de junio de 1882 - 5 de enero de 1883. Gobernó 6 meses.
  3. ^ "President Barrios Returns Home". New Orleans, Louisiana: The Times-Picayune. 22 September 1882. p. 1. Retrieved 15 September 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ Bancroft, Hubert Howe (1887). History of Central America. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. VIII. Vol. III: 1801-1887. San Francisco, California: The History Company Publishers. p. 449. OCLC 631068242.
  5. ^ "Amor secreto". Prensa Libre. Guatemala. Retrieved 25 August 2015.