José Madriz Rodríguez
|President of Nicaragua |
21 December 1909 – 20 August 1910
|Preceded by||José Santos Zelaya|
|Succeeded by||José Dolores Estrada (Acting)|
José Santos Madriz Rodríguez
21 July 1867
|Died||14 May 1911 (aged 43)|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Madriz was born on 21 July 1867, in León, Nicaragua. After President José Santos Zelaya resigned on December 21, 1909 in the face of an armed Counter-Revolution and United States opposition, Madriz assumed the presidency as a designate by the congress. Madriz attempted to establish an Anti-Imperialist struggle against USA interests, but active North American intervention in favor of the Oligarchic politicians proved insurmountable, and he went into exile in August 1910. He died in Mexico City on 14 May 1911.
In 1936, the newly created Madriz Department was named in his honor.
José Santos Zelaya
| President of Nicaragua
José Dolores Estrada
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