Manuel Bonilla

General Manuel Bonilla Chirinos (7 June 1849 – 21 March 1913) was President of Honduras from 13 April 1903 to 25 February 1907, and again from 1 February 1912 to 21 March 1913. He had previously served as Vice President of Honduras from 1895 to 1899.

Manuel Bonilla
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29th and 31st President of Honduras
In office
1 February 1912 – 21 March 1913
Vice PresidentFrancisco Bertrand
Preceded byFrancisco Bertrand
Succeeded byFrancisco Bertrand
In office
13 April 1903 – 1 February 1907
Vice PresidentMiguel R. Dávila
Preceded byMiguel R. Dávila
Francisco Bertrand (acting)
Succeeded byMiguel Oquelí Bustillo
Personal details
Manuel Bonilla Chirinos

(1849-06-07)7 June 1849
Juticalpa, Olancho Department, Honduras
Died21 March 1913(1913-03-21) (aged 63)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Political partyNational Party
OccupationGeneral, statesman

He was born in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras. He started out as a liberal, and then became a conservative, and he is considered the founder of the ideas that led to the creation of the National Party of Honduras. He was involved in various military actions as a young man. As president he gave generous concessions to the banana companies along the north coast, namely to Sam Zemurray's Cuyamel Fruit Company.

Political offices
Preceded by President of Honduras
Succeeded by
Miguel Oquelí
(Chairman of the Provisional Government Junta))
Preceded by President of Honduras
Succeeded by