Miguel Paz Barahona
|36th President of Honduras
1 February 1925 – 1 February 1929
|Vicente Mejía Colindres
|3 September 1863
Pinalejo, Santa Bárbara Department
|11 November 1937 (aged 74)
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
|National Party of Honduras
|Mariana Leiva Castro
|Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
The PNH nominated Barahona as their presidential candidate in 1924. The other major political party, the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH), refused to nominate a candidate, which led to Barahona winning the election with 99 percent of the vote. He was succeeded in 1929 by Vicente Mejía Colindres of the PLH, following elections which saw an almost unprecedented peaceful transfer of power from one party to another. His presidency marked the beginning of comparative stability in Honduras that lasted for three decades, following the upheavals of the first quarter of the century.
The Miguel Paz Barahona Elementary School is named after him.
- "Presidentes del Congreso Nacional 1900-2014". 11 August 2015.