Luis Mena

Luis Mena Vado (c. 1865 – 20 May 1928) was the President of Nicaragua from 27 to 30 August 1910, after the fall of the government of General José Santos Zelaya. He later became acting President in rebellion. Mena was a conservative, part of the coalition government that also included liberal Juan Jose Estrada and conservatives Emiliano Chamorro and Adolfo Diaz.

Luis Mena
Luis Mena 1912.jpg
President of Nicaragua
In office
27 August 1910 – 30 August 1910
Preceded byJosé Dolores Estrada (Acting)
Succeeded byJuan José Estrada (Acting)
Personal details
Nandaime, Nicaragua
Died20 May 1928 (aged 62–63)
Granada, Nicaragua
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Margarita Montiel Leiva

Liberal-Conservative Revolution 1912Edit

He was one of the leaders along with Benjamin Zeledon and Marcelo Castañeda On 23 September, General Mena, then the top leader of the revolutionaries, surrendered without a fight to the high command of the marines in the city of Granada and was sent into exile in Panama.


  • "Nicaragua in the Independent and Modern Eras". Enciclopedia de Nicaragua. Editorial Oceano. Archived from the original on October 16, 2005. Retrieved December 1, 2005.
  • "Luis Mena Vado, Presidente de Nicaragua".
Political offices
Preceded by
José Dolores Estrada
President of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Juan José Estrada