José María Moncada Tapia
|Jose Maria Moncada Tapia|
|President José María Moncada
Nicaraguan Postage, 1953
|President of Nicaragua|
1 January 1929 – 1 January 1933
|Preceded by||Adolfo Díaz|
|Succeeded by||Juan Bautista Sacasa|
December 8, 1870|
|Died||February 23, 1945
Political career 
Moncada was a member of the Liberal Party. In 1910 José Santos Zelaya from the Liberal Party stepped down from government. In 1925 his continuing opposition to Conservative control of the Nicaraguan government forced him to flee to Costa Rica, where he continued to build support for a return of the Liberals to power.
After President Adolfo Díaz was re-elected in 1926, Liberal forces rebelled in an attempt to overthrow his government. Moncada was one of the leaders, together with Juan Bautista Sacasa and Augusto César Sandino. The United States provided military support for the Díaz government and, after six months, Moncada and Sacasa made peace, but Sandino refused and continued the fight
Moncada was elected president in 1929.
Selected works 
- Moncada, J. M., & Gahan, A. C. (1912). The social world.
- Moncada, J. M. (1913). Justice!: An appeal to the Executive Power and the Senate of the United States. New York: [s.n.].
- Moncada, J. M., & Gahan, A. C. (1911). Imperialism and the Monroe doctrine (their influence in Central America).
- Moncada, J. M., & Gahan, A. C. (1911). Social and political influence of the United States in Central America. New York: s.n
|President of Nicaragua
Juan Bautista Sacasa