Carlos Mendieta

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Carlos Mendieta
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President of Cuba (interim)
In office
18 January 1934 – 11 December 1935
Vice President None
Preceded by Manuel Márquez Sterling
Succeeded by José Barnet
Personal details
Born Carlos Mendieta y Montefur
(1873-11-04)4 November 1873
San Antonio de las Vueltas, Las Villas, Spanish Cuba
Died 27 September 1960(1960-09-27) (aged 86)
Havana, Cuba
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Political party National Union
Spouse(s) Carmela Ledon
Children Carmen Mendieta-Ledon

Carlos Mendieta y Montefur (4 November 1873 – 27 September 1960) was a Cuban politician and Provisional President of Cuba.

A chief opponent of Gerardo Machado, Mendieta was installed as provisional President of Cuba in 1934 by a coup led by Fulgencio Batista.[1] During his presidency, women gained the right to vote and the Platt Amendment was rescinded. Mendieta resigned in 1935 after unrest continued.[2]

He was married to Carmela Ledon (? - 20 July 1942) and they had one child, Carmen Mendieta-Ledon, who married Calixto Garcia Velez.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff report (29 September 1960). Carlos Mendieta, Ex-Head of Cuba; President, 1934-35, Dies. Reformist Served After Overthrow of Machado. New York Times
  2. ^ Phillips, J.D. (11 December 1935). Mendieta Resigns Cuban Presidency; Steps Out After His Failure to Conciliate Political Parties Preparatory to Elections. State Secretary Named Barnet Provisional Executive -- Ministry and Council of State to Meet Today. New York Times
  • Otero, Juan Joaquin (1954). Libro De Cuba, Una Enciclopedia Ilustrada Que Abarca Las Artes, Las Letras, Las Ciencias, La Economia, La Politica, La Historia, La Docencia, Y ElProgreso General De La Nacion Cubana - Edicion Conmemorative del Cincuentenario de la Republica de Cuba, 1902-1952.  (Spanish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Manuel Márquez Sterling
President of Cuba
`18 January 1934 – 11 December 1935
Succeeded by
José Barnet