Ponciano Leiva Madrid
|President of Honduras|
30 November 1891 – 7 August 1893
|Vice President||Rosendo Agüero Ariza|
|Preceded by||Luis Bográn|
|Succeeded by||Domingo Vásquez|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Honduras|
Leiva was a soldier and initially came to power through the support of the military. He rose to the rank of general.
He later served as minister of war to Luis Bográn, and then was elected to the presidency in 1891. In this election held on 10 November 1891 Leiva received the majority of the vote. His main opponent in the election was Policarpo Bonilla. In 1893 Leiva resigned from office due to the threat of revolution and was replaced by Domingo Vasquez.
- Honduras, World Statesmen.org
- Biografia de Ponciano Leiva, Biografias y Vidas .com
- Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 17, D. Appleton & Company, 1893
- The Five Republics of Central America, p. 123