Roberto Sacasa

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Roberto Sacasa Sarria (1840 – 1896) was the President of Nicaragua from 5 August 1889 to 1 January 1891 and again the 46th from 1 March 1891 to 11 July 1893.

Ancestry[edit]

He was the son of Juan Bautista Sacasa Méndez and wife Casimira Sarria Montealegre, daughter of Ramón de Sarria y Reyes and wife Francisca Montealegre Romero, daughter of Mariano Ignacio Montealegre Balmaceda and wife Casimira Romero Sáenz, daughter of Cecilio Antonio Romero Parajeles and wife Bárbara Sáenz Bonilla, daughter of Manuel Sáenz Vázquez and wife Ana Antonia Bonilla Astúa, daughter of Juan Bonilla Pereira and wife Francisca Astúa Cháves de Alfaro, daughter of Juan Astúa and wife Ana Cháves de Alfaro, married secondly to Juan de Vidamartel and daughter of Cristóbal de Cháves and wife María de Alfaro, daughter of Cristóbal de Alfaro and wife Catalina Gutiérrez Xaramillo.

He was a relative of Silvestre Selva Sacasa, 17th President of Nicaragua, and Benjamín Lacayo Sacasa, 67th President of Nicaragua.

Political career[edit]

Sacasa, a member of the Conservative Party, had many problems due to a split within the conservatives. A rebellion by ex-president Joaquín Zavala in 1893 led to liberal José Santos Zelaya coming to power, ending 35 years of conservative rule.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married his cousin Ángela Sacasa Cuadra and had:

Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
Vice President of Nicaragua
1887-1889
Succeeded by
Anastasio Ortiz
Preceded by
Nicolás Osorno
President of Nicaragua
1889-1891
Succeeded by
Ignacio Chávez
Preceded by
Ignacio Chávez
President of Nicaragua
1891-1893
Succeeded by
Salvador Machado