Gonzalo Córdova

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Gonzalo Córdova
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President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1924 – July 9, 1925
Preceded by José Luis Tamayo
Succeeded by Luis Telmo Paz
Personal details
Born (1863-07-15)July 15, 1863
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died April 13, 1928(1928-04-13) (aged 85)
Nationality Ecuadorian
Gonzalo Córdova on a 2014 stamp of Ecuador

Gonzalo Segundo Córdova y Rivera (July 15, 1863 – April 13, 1928) was President of Ecuador from 1924-1925. Like his immediate predecessors in the Liberal Party, he was considered[by whom?] to be a pawn of "La Argolla" ("the ring"), a plutocracy of coastal agricultural and banking interests whose linchpin was the Commercial and Agricultural Bank of Guayaquil led by Francisco Urbina Jado.

Popular unrest, together with an ongoing economic crisis and a sickly president, laid the foundations for a bloodless coup d'état against Córdova in July 1925. Unlike previous coups in Ecuador, the 1925 coup was in the name of a collective grouping, the League of Young Officers, rather than a particular caudillo.

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Preceded by
José Luis Tamayo
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Luis Telmo Paz