Jerónimo Méndez

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Jerónimo Méndez
Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia.jpg
Acting President of Chile
In office
November 25, 1941 – April 2, 1942
Preceded byPedro Aguirre Cerda
Succeeded byJuan Antonio Ríos
Personal details
Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia

(1887-09-25)September 25, 1887
Chañaral, Chile
Died14 June 1959(1959-06-14) (aged 71)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyRadical Party
Spouse(s)Amelia Toyos Reales
Alma materUniversidad de Chile

Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia (American Spanish: [xeˈɾonimo ˈmendes aɾanˈsibja]; September 25, 1887 –14 June 1959) was a Chilean politician who served as provisional president.

He was born in Chañaral, where he completed his secondary studies. In 1914 he graduated as an MD from the Universidad de Chile. President Pedro Aguirre Cerda appointed him Minister of the Interior. At the death of President Aguirre Cerda on November 25, 1941, he became provisional President. He called for presidential elections that were won by Juan Antonio Ríos on February 1, 1942.

Political offices
Preceded by
Leonardo Guzmán
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Alfredo Rosende
Preceded by
Pedro Aguirre Cerda
President of Chile
Succeeded by
Juan Antonio Ríos
Preceded by
Miguel Etchebarne
Minister of Public Health,
Social Assistance and Welfare

Succeeded by
Sótero del Río