José Agripino Barnet

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José Barnet
José A. Barnet.jpg
President of Cuba
In office
11 December 1935 – 20 May 1936
Vice President Federico Laredo Brú
Preceded by Carlos Mendieta
Succeeded by Miguel Mariano Gómez
Personal details
Born (1864-06-23)June 23, 1864
Barcelona, Spain
Died September 18, 1945(1945-09-18) (aged 81)
Barcelona, Spain
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Political party National Union
Spouse(s) Marcela Cleard
Children Geogina Barnet y Cleard

José Agripino Barnet y Vinagres (June 23, 1864 – 18 September 1945) was a Cuban politician and diplomat who served as President of Cuba from December 11, 1935 to May 20, 1936.[1]

He was the seventh provisional chief since the fall of Gerardo Machado.[2]

Barnet was born in Spain but his parents were born in Cuba. He graduated from the University of Havana School of Law. In 1887, he went to Paris, where he remained until the installation of the Republic of Cuba in 1902. He was named the Cuban Consul in Paris, France and in 1908 was transferred as the Cuban Consul in Liverpool, England. He was also the Cuban Consul in Rotterdam and Hamburg. He also served in Japan, Brazil, Germany and Switzerland.

He was married to Marcela Cleard and they had one daughter, Georgina Marcelle Barnet y Cleard (who married Henri Jan van de Griendt).


  1. ^ Staff report (September 20, 1945). Jose Barnet, Ex-Head of Cuba, Dies at 81. The New York Times
  2. ^ Staff report (December 14, 1935). BARNET BECOMES CUBAN PRESIDENT; He Takes Oath as the Seventh Provisional Chief of Republic Since Fall of Machado. The New York Times
  • Otero, Juan Joaquin (1954). Libro De Cuba, Una Enciclopedia Ilustrada Que Abarca Las Artes, Las Letras, Las Ciencias, La Economia, La Politica, La Historia, La Docencia, Y ElProgreso General De La Nacion Cubana - Edicion Conmemorative del Cincuentenario de la Republica de Cuba, 1902-1952.  (Spanish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Mendieta
President of Cuba
11 December 1935 – 20 May 1936
Succeeded by
Miguel Mariano Gómez