Vicente Mejía Colindres

Vicente Mejía Colindres (6 April 1878[1] – 24 August 1966) was President of Honduras between 16 September and 5 October 1919; and again between 1 February 1929 and 1 February 1933.

Vicente Mejía Colindres
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23rd President of Honduras
In office
1 February 1929 – 1 February 1933
Vice PresidentRafael Díaz Chávez
Preceded byMiguel Paz Barahona
Succeeded byTiburcio Carías Andino
Provisional President of Honduras
Interim
In office
16 September – 5 October 1919
Preceded bySalvador Aguirre
Succeeded byFrancisco Bográn
Personal details
Born
Vicente Mejía Colindres

(1878-04-06)6 April 1878
La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras
Died24 August 1966(1966-08-24) (aged 88)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Political partyLiberal Party of Honduras
Spouse(s)Rosina de Mejía Colindres
Alma materUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
ProfessionPhysician, politician

A successful beginning to his presidency was dampened by the effects of the 1929 economic depression.[2] He had been democratically elected in the 1928 elections that saw an almost unprecedented peaceful transfer of power from the incumbent to an opposition party,[2] and the same was to occur in 1932 when Tiburcio Carías Andino won and succeeded him. He died on 24 August 1966 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Who's Who in Latin America: Part II, Central America and Panama. ISBN 9780804707121.
  2. ^ a b Haggerty, Richard & Millet, Richard (1993). "Chapter 1 - Historical Setting: Banana Boats and Gunboats: The rise of United States Influence: The Restoration of Order, 1925-31". In Merrill, Tim (ed.). A Country Study: Honduras. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. pp. 58–59.
Political offices
Preceded by President of Honduras
1919–1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by President of Honduras
1929–1933
Succeeded by