List of presidents of Honduras

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This article lists the Presidents of Honduras, since the country declared its independence from Spain on 15 September 1821.

Heads of state of Honduras within the Federal Republic of Central America (1821–1839)Edit

On 1 July 1823 Honduras, along with Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, declared its independence from the First Mexican Empire to form the short lived Federal Republic of Central America, also known as United Provinces of Central America. Honduras remained as a member state until it decided to separate in 1838. The entire union dissolved in civil war between 5 November 1838, when Nicaragua separated from the federation, and about 1840.

No. Portrait Head of State Term of Office Party Note
Took office Left Office
1 Dionisio de Herrera 16 September 1824 10 May 1827 Liberal Deposed by coup d'état by Jose Justo Millia.

1st Supreme Director.

2 Jose Justo Millia 10 May 1827 13 September 1827 Liberal Deposed previous president in a coup.
3 Cleto Bendaña 13 September 1827 24 October 1827 Conservative Provisional.
4 Jose Jernonimo Zelaya 27 October 1827 11 November 1827 Conservative
5 Miguel Eusebio Bustamante 11 November 1827 26 November 1827 Liberal
6 Franscisco Morazan 26 November 1827 30 June 1828 Liberal Provisional.
7 Diego Vigil Cocaña 30 June 1828 2 December 1829 Liberal Manager
8 Francisco Morazán 2 December 1829 24 December 1829 Liberal
9 Juan Angel Arias 24 December 1829 22 April 1830 Liberal Manager.
10 Francisco Morazán 22 April 1830 28 July 1830 Liberal
11 Jose Santos del Valle 28 July 1830 12 March 1831 Conservative Provisional.
12 Jose Antonio Marquez 12 March 1831 22 March 1832 Conservative
13 Jose Francisco Milla Guevara 22 March 1832 7 January 1833 Conservative Per deposit.
14 Joaquin Rivera Bragas 7 January 1833 31 December 1836 Independent
15 José María Martinez Salinas 1 January 1837 28 May 1837 Independent Acting. Provisional.
16 Justo José Herrera 28 May 1837 3 September 1838 Liberal
17 José María Martinez Salinas 3 September 1838 12 November 1838 Independent
18 José Lino Matute 12 November 1838 9 January 1839 Liberal

Presidents of independent Honduras (1839–present)Edit

Honduras declared itself independent on 15 November 1838, and a constitution was formally adopted in January 1839. After a period of instability, conservative General Francisco Ferrera became the first elected president of the country for a two-year term, but then extended his de facto control of the nation for the next five years.

Most presidents after 1900 represent one of the two dominant political parties, the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH) and the National Party of Honduras (PNH).

The most recent general election was held on 26 November 2017, with Juan Orlando Hernández re-elected president, taking office on 27 January 2018.

No. Portrait President
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of Office Political Affiliation
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Juan Francisco de Molina 11 January 1839 13 April 1839 92 days Liberal
  Felipe Neri Medina
(1797–?)
Acting President
13 April 1839 15 April 1839 2 days Liberal
  Juan José Alvarado
(1798–1857)
Acting President
15 April 1839 27 April 1839 12 days Independent
  José María Guerrero
(1799–1853)
Acting President
27 April 1839 10 August 1839 105 days Conservative
  Mariano Garrigó
(1810–?)
Acting President
10 August 1839 20 August 1839 10 days Independent
  José María Bustillo
(?–1855)
Acting President
20 August 1839 27 August 1839 7 days Conservative
  Council of Ministers 27 August 1839 21 September 1839 25 days Council of Ministers
  Francisco Zelaya y Ayes
(1798–1848)
Acting President
21 September 1839 1 January 1841 1 year,

102 days

Conservative
2   Francisco Ferrera
(1794–1851)
1 January 1841 31 December 1842 364 days Conservative
  Council of Ministers 1 January 1843 23 February 1843 53 days Council of Ministers
3   Francisco Ferrera
(1794–1851)
23 February 1843 31 December 1844 1 year,

312 days

Conservative
  Council of Ministers 1 January 1845 8 January 1845 7 days Council of Ministers
4   Coronado Chávez
(1807–1881)
8 January 1845 1 January 1847 1 year,

358 days

Conservative
  Council of Ministers 1 January 1847 12 February 1847 42 days Council of Ministers
5   Juan Lindo
(1790–1857)
12 February 1847 1 February 1852 4 years,

354 days

Conservative
  Francisco Gómez
(?–1854)
Acting President
1 February 1852 1 March 1852 29 days Liberal
6   José Trinidad Cabañas
(1805–1871)
1 March 1852 18 October 1855 3 years,

230 days

Liberal
  José Santiago Bueso
(1815–1857)
Acting President
18 October 1855 8 November 1855 21 days Liberal
  Francisco de Aguilar
(1810–?)
Acting President
8 November 1855 17 February 1856 101 days Liberal
7   José Santos Guardiola
(1816–1862)
17 February 1856 11 January 1862 5 years,

329 days

Conservative
  José Francisco Montes
(1830–1888)
Acting President
11 January 1862 4 February 1862 24 days Liberal
  Victoriano Castellanos
(1796–1862)
Acting President
4 February 1862 11 December 1862 310 days Liberal
  José Francisco Montes
(1830–1888)
Acting President
11 December 1862 7 September 1863 270 days Liberal
  José María Medina
(1826–1878)
Acting President
7 September 1863 31 December 1863 115 days Conservative
  Francisco Inestroza
(1810–?)
Acting President
31 December 1863 15 March 1864 75 days Conservative
  Francisco Cruz Castro
(1820–1895)
Provisional President
5 September 1869 14 January 1870 131 days Conservative
8   José María Medina
(1826–1878)
15 March 1864 26 July 1872 8 years,

132 days

Conservative
  Céleo Arias
(1835–1890)
Provisional President
26 July 1872 13 January 1874 1 year,

170 days

Liberal
9   Ponciano Leiva
(1821–1896)
13 January 1874 8 June 1876 2 years,

147 days

Conservative
  Marcelino Mejía
Provisional President
8 June 1876 13 June 1876 5 days Conservative
  Crescencio Gómez
(1833–1921)
Provisional President
13 June 1876 12 August 1876 60 days Conservative
  José María Medina
(1826–1878)
Provisional President
12 August 1876 27 August 1876 15 days Conservative
10   Marco Aurelio Soto
(1846–1908)
1877

1881

27 August 1876 19 October 1883 7 years,

52 days

Liberal
  Council of Ministers 19 October 1883 30 November 1883 42 days Council of Ministers
11   Luis Bográn
(1849–1895)
30 November 1883 30 November 1891 8 years Conservative
12   Ponciano Leiva
(1821–1896)
30 November 1891 7 August 1893 1 year,

251 days

Conservative
13   Domingo Vásquez
(1846–1909)
7 August 1893 22 February 1894 199 days Conservative
14   Policarpo Bonilla
(1858–1926)
22 February 1894 1 February 1899 4 years,

344 days

Liberal
15   Terencio Sierra
(1839–1907)
1 February 1899 1 February 1903 4 years Liberal
16   Juan Ángel Arias Boquín
(1859–1927)
1 February 1903 13 April 1903 71 days Liberal
17   Manuel Bonilla
(1849–1913)
1902 13 April 1903 25 February 1907 3 years,

316 days

National
  Miguel Oquelí Bustillo
(1856–1938)
Chairman of the Provisional Government Junta
25 February 1907 18 April 1907 52 days Liberal
18   Miguel R. Dávila
(1856–1927)
18 April 1907 28 March 1911 3 years,

344 days

Liberal
  Francisco Bertrand
(1866–1926)
Acting President
28 March 1911 1 February 1912 310 days National
19   Manuel Bonilla
(1849–1913)
1 February 1912 21 March 1913 1 year,

50 days

National
20   Francisco Bertrand
(1866–1926)
1916 21 March 1913 9 September 1919 6 years,

171 days

National
  Salvador Aguirre
(1862–1947)
Acting President
9 September 1919 16 September 1919 7 days National
  Vicente Mejía Colindres
(1878–1966)
Acting President
16 September 1919 5 October 1919 19 days Liberal
  Francisco Bográn
(1852–1926)
Acting President
5 October 1919 1 February 1920 119 days Liberal
21   Rafael López Gutiérrez
(1854–1924)
1919 1 February 1920 10 March 1924 4 years,

39 days

Liberal
  Francisco Bueso
(1860–?)
Acting President
10 March 1924 27 April 1924 48 days Liberal
  Tiburcio Carías Andino
(1876–1969)
First Chief of the Liberating Revolution
1923 27 April 1924 30 April 1924 3 days National
  Vicente Tosta
(1886–1930)
Provisional President
30 April 1924 1 February 1925 277 days Liberal
22   Miguel Paz Barahona
(1863–1937)
1924 1 February 1925 1 February 1929 4 years National
23   Vicente Mejía Colindres
(1878–1966)
1928 1 February 1929 1 February 1933 4 years Liberal
24   Tiburcio Carías Andino
(1876–1969)
1932

1936

1939

1 February 1933 1 January 1949 15 years,

334 days

National
25   Juan Manuel Gálvez
(1887–1972)
1948 1 January 1949 5 December 1954 5 years,

338 days

National
  Julio Lozano Díaz
(1885–1957)
Supreme Head of State
5 December 1954 21 October 1956 1 year,

320 days

National
  Military Junta 21 October 1956 21 December 1957 1 year,

60 days

Military
26   Ramón Villeda Morales
(1909–1971)
1954

1957

21 December 1957 3 October 1963
(Deposed)
5 years,

285 days

Liberal
27   Oswaldo López Arellano
(1921–2010)
1965 3 October 1963 7 June 1971 7 years,

247 days

Military
28   Ramón Ernesto Cruz Uclés
(1903–1985)
1971 7 June 1971 4 December 1972 1 year,

179 days

National
  Oswaldo López Arellano
(1921–2010)
Head of State
4 December 1972 22 April 1975
(Deposed)
2 years,

139 days

Military
  Juan Alberto Melgar Castro
(1930–1987)
Head of State
22 April 1975 7 August 1978 3 years,

107 days

Military
  Policarpo Paz García
(1932–2000)
Provisional President
1980 7 August 1978 27 January 1982 3 years,

172 days

Military
29   Roberto Suazo Córdova
(1927–2018)
1981 27 January 1982 27 January 1986 4 years Liberal
30   José Azcona del Hoyo
(1927–2005)
1985 27 January 1986 27 January 1990 4 years Liberal
31   Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero
(1943–2020)
1989 27 January 1990 27 January 1994 4 years National
32   Carlos Roberto Reina
(1926–2003)
1993 27 January 1994 27 January 1998 4 years Liberal
33   Carlos Roberto Flores
(born 1950)
1997 27 January 1998 27 January 2002 4 years Liberal
34   Ricardo Maduro
(born 1946)
2001 27 January 2002 27 January 2006 4 years National
35   Manuel Zelaya
(born 1952)
2005 27 January 2006 28 June 2009
(Deposed)
3 years,

153 days

Liberal
  Roberto Micheletti
(born 1943)
(Acting President)
28 June 2009 27 January 2010 213 days Liberal
36   Porfirio Lobo Sosa
(born 1947)
2009 27 January 2010 27 January 2014 4 years National
37   Juan Orlando Hernández
(born 1968)
2013

2017

27 January 2014 Incumbent 6 years, 257 days National

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