José Ignacio de Márquez
José Ignacio de Márquez Barreto
|4th President of the Republic of the New Granada*|
March 10, 1832 – October 7, 1832
|Preceded by||José María Obando|
|Succeeded by||Francisco de Paula Santander|
|6th President of the Republic of the New Granada|
April 1, 1837 – April 1, 1841
|Preceded by||Francisco de Paula Santander|
|Succeeded by||Domingo Caycedo|
|Born||September 9, 1793|
|Died||March 21, 1880 (aged 86)|
|Spouse(s)||María Antonia del Castillo y Vargas Machuca|
José Ignacio de Márquez Barreto (7 September 1793 – 21 March 1880) was a Colombian statesman, lawyer and professor, who served as Vice President of Colombia under the presidency of Francisco de Paula Santander, and subsequently was elected President of the Republic of the New Granada for the presidential term of 1837 to 1841.
In 1821, Márquez is elected as delegated to the Congress of Cucuta, and at age 27, he is elected as President of the congress. As such, he inaugurates and takes the oath of General Simón Bolívar as President of the Gran Colombia, and General Francisco de Paula Santander as Vice-President. Later, in the same capacity, he would take the oaths of General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera and José Hilario López.
Later, in 1832, Congress elects president and vice-president of Colombia. General Santander is chosen as president and Márquez as vice-president. As such, on March 10, 1832, during President Francisco de Paula Santander’s trip abroad, Márquez occupies the Presidency as interim president.
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- Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición; Page 37; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
- Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición; Page 40; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
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