Miguel Mariano Gómez

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Miguel Mariano Gómez
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President of Cuba
In office
May 20, 1936 – December 24, 1936
Preceded by José A. Barnet
Succeeded by Federico Laredo Brú
Personal details
Born (1889-10-06)October 6, 1889
Sancti Spíritus, Spanish Cuba
Died October 26, 1950(1950-10-26) (aged 61)
Havana, Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Spouse(s) Serafina Diago
Residence Serafina, Graziella and Margarita Gomez y Diago
Religion Roman Catholic

Miguel Mariano Gómez y Arias (October 6, 1889 – October 26, 1950), was a Cuban politician who served as President of Cuba for seven months in 1936.

Gómez was the son of Cuba's second president, José Miguel Gómez. Born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, he served several terms in the Cuban House of Representatives and in 1926 was elected mayor of Havana. As a participant in the 1931 revolt against the government, he went into exile in New York City, returning to Cuba in 1933 after the ouster of president Gerardo Machado. In 1934, he was again elected as mayor of Havana.

Following years of political instability, Miguel Mariano Gómez was elected President of Cuba. Inaugurated May 20, 1936 he served until December when he was impeached and removed from office by a group that included future dictator, Fulgencio Batista. He then left Cuba for the United States and returned to Cuba in 1939. In 1940, he ran again for mayor of Havana but lost to Raul Menocal. After that he retired from public life.

He was married to Serafina Diago y Cardenas and they had three daughters, Serafina, Graziella and Margarita Gomez y Diago. He attended a Jesuit school in Cienfuegos and later studied law.

Miguel Mariano Gómez died in Havana in 1950 at age 61 after a long illness.

References[edit]

  • Rulers website
  • Time magazine, November 6, 1950
  • Time magazine, June 1, 1936
  • Otero, Juan Joaquin (1954). Libro De Cuba, Una Enciclopedia Ilustrada Que Abarca Las Artes, Las Letras, Las Ciencias, La Economia, La Politica, La Historia, La Docencia, Y ElProgreso General De La Nacion Cubana - Edicion Conmemorative del Cincuentenario de la Republica de Cuba, 1902-1952.  (Spanish)
Political offices
Preceded by
José Barnet
President of Cuba
20 May 1936 – 24 December 1936
Succeeded by
Federico Laredo Brú