Alejandro Woss y Gil

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Alejandro Woss y Gil
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Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 24th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
May 16, 1885 – January 6, 1887
Preceded by Francisco Gregorio Billini
Succeeded by Ulises Heureaux
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 29th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
April 23, 1903 – November 24, 1903
Preceded by Juan Isidro Jimenes
Succeeded by Carlos Felipe Morales
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 12th Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
1884–1887
Preceded by Casimiro Nemesio de Moya
Succeeded by Segundo Francisco Imbert Delmonte
Personal details
Born (1856-05-05)May 5, 1856
El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Died January 1, 1932(1932-01-01) (aged 75)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Political party Blue Party
Spouse(s) María Ricart Pérez
Religion Catholic

Alejandro Woss y Gil (born Alejandro Woss Linares) (May 5, 1856 - January 1, 1932) was a Dominican politician and military figure. He was born in El Seibo on May 5, 1856. His parents were Carlos Woss and María Linares. At young age he was sent Santiago de los Caballeros to live with his uncle Gen. Evangelista Gil, who adopted him and encouraged to enter military service.

Woss y Gil served as Minister of Defense and as Vice President during the presidency of Francisco Gregorio Billini, to whom he replaced after his resignation from May 16, 1885 until January 6, 1887. Former president Ulises Heureaux remained the dominant figure in national politics. In 1903, he led a coup against Juan Isidro Jimenes and served again as president from March 23 until he was removed by Carlos Felipe Morales on October 24, 1903. Together with María Ricart Pérez he had a daughter, the noted painter Celeste Woss y Gil. He died in Santo Domingo in January 1932.

References[edit]

  • Biography at the Enciclopedia Virtual Dominicana