Andrés Domingo y Morales del Castillo

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Andrés Domingo
Andrés Domingo Morales del Castillo.jpg
Born 4 September 1892
Santiago de Cuba, Spanish Cuba
Died 1 June 1979
Miami, Florida, USA

Dr. Andrés Domingo y Morales del Castillo (4 September 1892 in Santiago de Cuba -1 June 1979 in Miami, Florida USA) was a Cuban jurist, Senator (1944-1952), politician, government minister and interim President of Cuba.

He was the son of Andrés Domingo y Romero and Antonia Morales del Castillo y Durive. He graduated from the University of Havana School of Law. He served as Judge and later Senator in 1944 and 1948.

Dr. Domingo served as Minister of Presidency, Justice, Housing, Defense and Foreign Minister during Fulgencio Batista’s terms as president. On August 14, 1954, Batista made Dr. Domingo President of Cuba so that he could run for president. Once Batista was sworn in as president on February 24, 1955, Dr. Domingo resumed his ministerial positions. Dr. Domingo was to run for President of Cuba in the election of 1958. He never married.

References[edit]

  • Andrés Domingo y Morales del Castillo, Jurista, Ministro, Senador y Presidente, Antolin Gonzalez del Valle Rios (Wilmington, North Carolina, Ediciones Patria, 1980) ISBN 0-89295-004-8
  • Los Propietarios de Cuba 1958, Guillermo Jimenez Soler (Havana, Cuba: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2007)