José Bernardo Escobar

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José Bernardo Escobar
3rd President of Guatemala
In office
28 November 1848 – 1 January 1849
Preceded byJuan Antonio Martínez
Succeeded byMariano Paredes
Personal details
Born(1797-10-20)20 October 1797
Jocotán, New Spain
(now Guatemala)
Died20 March 1849(1849-03-20) (aged 51)
El Salvador
NationalityGuatemala Guatemalan
Political partyConservative party

José Bernardo Escobar (20 October 1797 - 20 March 1849) was interim President of Guatemala from 28 November 1848 to 1 January 1849. Escobar assumed duties when Juan Antonio Martínez was unable to maintain peace and resigned. Escobar took office only to meet instant opposition from both the Moderate party and the aristocrats and clergy.[1]


  1. ^ Holleran, Mary. 1949. Church and state in Guatemala. New York: Columbia University Press.
Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Antonio Martínez
President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Mariano Peredes