Alejandro Woss y Gil

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Alejandro Woss y Gil
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Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 24th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
May 16, 1885 – January 6, 1887
Preceded byFrancisco Gregorio Billini
Succeeded byUlises Heureaux
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 29th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
April 23, 1903 – November 24, 1903
Vice PresidentEugenio Deschamps Peña
Preceded byJuan Isidro Jimenes
Succeeded byCarlos Felipe Morales
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
1884–1885
PresidentFrancisco Gregorio Billini
Preceded byCasimiro Nemesio de Moya
Succeeded bySegundo Imbert
Personal details
Born(1856-05-05)May 5, 1856
El Seibo, Dominican Republic
DiedJanuary 1, 1932(1932-01-01) (aged 75)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
NationalityDominican
Political partyBlue Party
Spouse(s)María Ricart Pérez

Alejandro Woss y Gil (born Alejandro Woss Linares) (May 5, 1856 – January 1, 1932) was a Dominican politician and military figure. He was born in El Seibo on May 5, 1856. His parents were Carlos Woss and María Linares. At a young age he was sent Santiago de los Caballeros to live with his uncle Gen. Evangelista Gil, who adopted him and encouraged to enter military service.

Woss y Gil served as Minister of Defense and as Vice President during the presidency of Francisco Gregorio Billini, whom he replaced after his resignation from May 16, 1885, until January 6, 1887. Former president Ulises Heureaux remained the dominant figure in national politics. In 1903, he led a coup against Juan Isidro Jimenes and served again as president from March 23 until he was removed by Carlos Felipe Morales on October 24, 1903. Together with María Ricart Pérez he had a daughter, the noted painter Celeste Woss y Gil. He died in Santo Domingo in January 1932.

References[edit]

  • Biography at the Enciclopedia Virtual Dominicana
Political offices
Preceded by
Casimiro Nemesio de Moya
Vice President of the Dominican Republic
1884–1885
Succeeded by
Segundo Francisco Imbert del Monte
Preceded by
Francisco Gregorio Billini
President of the Dominican Republic
1885–1887
Succeeded by
Ulises Heureaux
Preceded by
Juan Isidro Jimenes
President of the Dominican Republic
1903
Succeeded by
Carlos Felipe Morales