José Domingo Molina Gómez

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José Domingo Molina
Director General of the National Gendarmerie Argentina
In office
1945–1947
Commander and Chief of the Argentine Army
In office
1947–1955
Junta leader following the Revolución Libertadora
In office
September 21, 1955 [1] – September 23, 1955
Preceded by Juan Perón
Succeeded by Eduardo Lonardi
Personal details
Born 1896
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
Died 1969 (aged 72–73)
Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentine
Spouse(s) Delina del Carmen Botana
Profession Military

José Domingo Molina Gómez (1896–1969) was the Commander and Chief of the Argentine Army who appears to have temporarily taken "the reins of Government" on September 19, 1955.[1] This was following the Revolución Libertadora which had begun on September 16, 1955. Eduardo Lonardi would eventually be recognized as the de facto President of Argentina on September 23, 1955.

Biography[edit]

Born in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca on September 26, 1896, was the son of Daniel Molina Avellaneda and Melitona Gómez. In his early career, José Domingo married Delina del Carmen Botana in Choya, Santiago del Estero.

He was appointed as Director General of the National Gendarmerie Argentina from 1945 to 1947. He was then appointed as the Commander and Chief of the Argentine Army.

The Revolución Libertadora began on September 16, 1955. On September 19, 1955 President Juan Perón wrote what appeared to be a resignation letter.[2]

A military junta composed of general José Domingo Molina and other military officers, was created with Molina at "the reins of Government".[1] The next morning Perón asked for asylum in Paraguay, leaving the government in the hands of the military junta. Eduardo Lonardi would eventually be recognized as the de facto President of Argentina on September 23, 1955.

On October 3, 1955 Molina was arrested by Eduardo Lonardi and later released.[3]

He died in Buenos Aires in 1969.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Argentina's Army Begins Peace Talks". Associated Press. September 20, 1955. Retrieved 2011-04-19. "... General Jose Domingo Molina ... took over the reins of Government after Peron's resignation yesterday. ... Molina was mentioned today as the junta president ..." 
  2. ^ "50 Aniversario De La Revolución Libertadora". 2005. Retrieved 2011-04-19. "Highest-ranking generals formed a joint-chaired by Lieutenant-General Jose Domingo Molina, who began studying the letter of Perón. The discussion was about the questions that generated the word renunciation rather than resignation, signaled strongly by General José Embrión. ..." 
  3. ^ "Military Chieftains Under Peron Seized". Associated Press. October 4, 1955. Retrieved 2011-04-19. "Jose Domingo Molina, and rest of the 14-man junta which took over the government after Peron resigned and during its few days of rule in ..."