Eleazar López Contreras

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Eleazar López Contreras
Eleazar López Contreras.jpg
President of Venezuela
In office
18 December 1935 – 5 May 1941
Preceded by Juan Vicente Gómez
Succeeded by Isaías Medina Angarita
Senator for life
In office
23 January 1961 – 2 January 1973
Personal details
Born (1883-05-05)5 May 1883
Queniquea, Táchira, Venezuela
Died 2 January 1973(1973-01-02) (aged 89)
Caracas, Venezuela
Spouse(s)
  • Luz María Wolhmar
  • Luisa Elena Mijares
  • María Teresa Núñez Tovar
Children (all with L. M. Wolhmar)
  • Blanca Rosa
  • Eleazar
  • Cristina
  • Cecilia
  • Fernando
  • Margarita
Profession General
Religion Catholicism
Signature
Military service
Service/branch
Years of service 1899-1941
Rank Vice Commander (final)
Commands
Battles/wars

José Eleazar López Contreras (5 May 1883 – 2 January 1973) was President of Venezuela between 1935 and 1941. He was an army general and one of Juan Vicente Gómez's collaborators, serving as his War Minister from 1931. In 1939, Contreras accepted on behalf of Venezuela the ships Koenigstein and Caribia which had fled with Jews from Germany.[1][2]

López Contreras cabinet (1935–41)[edit]

Cabinet[3]
OFFICE NAME TERM
President Eleazar López Contreras 1935–1941
Interior Affairs Pedro Tinoco 1935–1936
  Diógenes Escalante 1936
  Alejandro Lara 1936
  Régulo Olivares 1936–1937
  Alfonso Mejía 1937–1938
  Luis Gerónimo Pietri 1938–1941
Foreign Affairs Pedro Itriago Chacín 1935–1936
  Esteban Gil Borges 1936–1941
Finance Efraim González 1935–1936
  Gustavo Herrera 1936
  Alejandro Lara 1936
  Alberto Adriani 1936
  Cristóbal L. Mendoza 1937–1938
  Francisco J. Parra 1938–1941
War and Navy Antonio Chalbaud Cardona 1935–1936
  Isaías Medina Angarita 1936–1941
Development Pedro París 1936
  Nestor Luis Pérez 1936–1938
  Manuel R. Egaña 1938–1941
Public Works Antonio Díaz 1935–1936
  Tomás Pacaninis 1936–1938
  Enrique Jorge Aguerrevere 1938–1941
Public Instruction R. González Rincones 1935–1936
  José Ramón Ayala 1936
  Caracciolo Parra Pérez 1936
  Rómulo Gallegos 1936
  Alberto Smith 1936–1937
  Rafael Ernesto López 1937–1938
  Enrique Tejera 1938–1939
  Arturo Uslar Pietri 1939–1941
Sanitation and Agriculture R. González Rincones 1935–1936
Health and Social Welfare Enrique Tejera 1936
  Santos A. Dominici 1936–1937
  Honorio Sigala 1937–1938
  Julio García Álvarez 1938–1941
Agriculture Alberto Adriani 1936
  Alfonso Mejía 1936–1937
  Hugo Parra Pérez 1937–1938
  Amenodoro Rangel Lamus 1938–1939
  Alfonso Mejía 1939–1941
Communications Francisco H. Rivero 1936
  Honorio Sigala 1936
  Alejandro Lara 1936–1937
  Luis Gerónimo Pietri 1937–1938
  Héctor Cuenca 1938–1939
  José Rafael Pocaterra 1939–1941
Secretary of the Presidency Francisco Parra 1936
  Diógenes Escalante 1936–1938
  Alfonso Mejía 1938–1939
  Tulio Chiossone 1939-1941

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nmidigital.com/secciones.php?id=3&top_id=12801&s=10
  2. ^ http://www.morasha.com.br/conteudo/artigos/artigos_view.asp?a=679&p=4
  3. ^ Centro Editor/José Rivas Rivas (1972). "Historia Gráfica de Venezuela. 1- El Gobierno de López Contreras"
Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Vicente Gómez
President of Venezuela
1935–1941
Succeeded by
Isaías Medina Angarita