Horacio Vásquez

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Horacio Vásquez
Horacio Vasquez.jpg
35th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
July 24, 1924 – March 3, 1930
Vice President Federico Velázquez (1924-1928)
José Dolores Alfonseca (1928-1930)
Preceded by Juan Bautista Vicini (provisional)
Succeeded by Rafael Estrella Ureña (acting)
3rd & 4th President of the Provisional Government Junta of the Dominican Republic
In office
September 4, 1899 – November 15, 1899
May 2, 1902 – April 23, 1903
Vice President None
Preceded by Wenceslao Figuereo
Juan Isidro Jimenes
Succeeded by Juan Isidro Jimenes
Alejandro Woss y Gil
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 16th Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
November 15, 1899 – May 2, 1902
Preceded by Vacant
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born October 22, 1860
Dominican Republic
Died March 25, 1936 (aged 75)
[Moca, Dominican Republic
Political party Red Party

Felipe Horacio Vásquez Lajara (October 22, 1860 – March 25, 1936) was a Dominican general and political figure. He served as the president of the Provisional Government Junta of the Dominican Republic in 1899, and again between 1902 and 1903. Supporters of Vásquez were known as Horacistas,[1] as opposed to Jimenistas, supporters of Vásquez's main rival, Juan Isidro Jimenes.[2] He ran for a full term as president in 1914, but lost to Jimenes.

Following the occupation of the Dominican Republic by U.S. military forces from 1916–1924, Vásquez was democratically elected as president of the country and served between 1924 and 1930, and again separately in 1930 before being ousted by General Rafael Trujillo and sent into exile.[3]


  1. ^ Soto Jimenez, Jose Miguel (2008-11-14). "El bipartidismo histórico en RD" (in Spanish). Listin Diario. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ Sierra, Jimmy. "Los Partidos Politicos Dominicanos" (in Spanish). ArribaSantoDomingo.com. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Camino a la intervención norteamericana" (in Spanish). Fundacion Global. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Wenceslao Figuereo
Vice President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Eugenio Deschamps Peña
Preceded by
Juan Bautista Vicini
President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Rafael Estrella Ureña