Manuel Bonilla

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Manuel Bonilla
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31st President of Honduras
In office
February 1, 1912 – March 21, 1913
Preceded by Francisco Bertrand
Succeeded by Francisco Bertrand
29th President of Honduras
In office
April 13, 1903 – February 1, 1907
Preceded by Miguel R. Dávila
Francisco Bertrand (acting)
Succeeded by Miguel Oquelí Bustillo
Personal details
Born Manuel Bonilla Chirinos
(1849-06-07)June 7, 1849
Juticalpa, Olancho Department, Honduras
Died March 21, 1913(1913-03-21) (aged 63)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Political party National Party
Occupation General, statesman
Religion Roman Catholic

General Manuel Bonilla Chirinos (June 7, 1849 – March 21, 1913) was President of Honduras from 13 April 1903 to 25 February 1907, and again from 1 February 1912 to 21 March 1913. He previously served as Vice President of Honduras from 1895 to 1899.

He was born in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras. He started out as a liberal, and then became a conservative, and he is considered the founder of the ideas that led to the creation of the National Party of Honduras. He was involved in various military actions as a young man. As president he gave generous concessions to the banana companies along the north coast, namely to Sam Zemurray's Cuyamel Fruit Company.

Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Ángel Arias
President of Honduras
1903–1907
Succeeded by
Miguel Oquelí
(Chairman of the Provisional Government Junta))
Preceded by
Francisco Bertrand
President of Honduras
1912–1913
Succeeded by
Francisco Bertrand