Félix Paiva

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Félix Paiva
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37th President of Paraguay
In office
August 15, 1937 – August 15, 1939
Preceded by Rafael Franco
Succeeded by José Félix Estigarribia
Personal details
Born (1877-02-21)February 21, 1877
Caazapá
Died November 2, 1965(1965-11-02) (aged 88)
Colonia del Sacramento
Nationality Paraguayan
Political party Liberal Party

Félix Paiva (1877, Caazapá, Caazapá Department - 1965, Colonia del Sacramento) was Paraguayan politician from the Liberal Party.

He studied law and worked as university teacher, rector of the University and president of the Supreme Court. In his political career he was a minister in many occasions, Vice President of Paraguay 1920-1921, and also President of Paraguay from August 15, 1937 to August 15, 1939.

He became president after the overthrow of Rafael Franco. In his term he restored the political constitution of 1870. On 10 October 1938, the Congress of Paraguay confirmed Paiva as provisional president. He signed a peace agreement with Bolivia in 1938, which finished the Chaco War.

Preceded by
José Pedro Montero
Vice President of Paraguay
1920-1921
Succeeded by
Manuel Burgos
Preceded by
Rafael Franco
President of Paraguay
1937-1939
Succeeded by
José Félix Estigarribia