Juan Federico Ponce Vaides

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Juan Federico Ponce Vaides
President of Guatemala
In office
4 July 1944 – 20 October 1944
Preceded by Jorge Ubico y Castañeda
Succeeded by Juan José Arévalo
Personal details
Born (1889-08-26)26 August 1889
Died 16 November 1956(1956-11-16) (aged 67)
Nationality Guatemala Guatemalan
Political party Liberal Party
Occupation Military

Juan Federico Ponce Vaides (26 August 1889 – 16 November 1956) was the acting President of Guatemala from 4 July 1944 to 20 October 1944. He succeeded long-ruling dictator Jorge Ubico after Ubico's resignation, but the latter continued to exercise considerable influence during Ponce's acting presidency. Ponce, a general in the army, was part of a military junta including General Villagrán Eduardo Ariza and General Pineda Buenaventura.[1]


Preceded by
Jorge Ubico
President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Juan José Arévalo