Juan Antonio Martínez

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Juan Antonio Martínez
Juan Antonio Martinez presidente interino Guatemala.jpg
2nd President of Guatemala
In office
16 August 1848 – 28 November 1848
Preceded byJosé Rafael Carrera Turcios
Succeeded byJosé Bernardo Escobar
Personal details
DiedApril 30, 1854
Guatemala City, Guatemala
NationalityGuatemala Guatemalan
Political partyConservative party

Juan Antonio Martínez was interim President of Guatemala from 16 August 1848 to 28 November 1848. Martinez was elected due to the resignation of President José Rafael Carrera Turcios on August 15, 1848.

The Liberal Party, expected at any time to take up arms against each other, elected Juan Martinez as a president because he had the qualities they were looking for in liberal politicians. At first Mr. Martinez did not accept the position but finally was convinced. Being inexperienced in the realm of politics, the Martinez administration was a series of mistakes and deviations. As an expert banker on foreign currency, he handled the Guatemalan bank well.

Between August and November 27, 1848 when he presented his irrevocable resignation due to war and "dirty passions" of politicians. On April 30, 1854, Martinez died in Guatemala City.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
José Rafael Carrera Turcios
President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
José Bernardo Escobar