Juan José Estrada

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Juan José Estrada Morales
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President of Nicaragua
In office
29 August 1910 – 9 May 1911
Preceded by José Dolores Estrada
Succeeded by Adolfo Díaz
Personal details
Born (1872-01-01)January 1, 1872
Managua, Nicaragua
Died July 11, 1947(1947-07-11)
Managua, Nicaragua
Spouse(s) Salvadora Avilés

Juan José Estrada Morales (1 January 1872, in Managua – 11 July 1947) was the President of Nicaragua from 28 August 1910 to 9 May 1911.

Biography[edit]

Juan José Estrada Morales was a Nicaraguan military and political who acted as President of Nicaragua from August 29, 1910 to May 9, 1911.

Estrada was a member of the Liberal Party of Nicaragua. In 1909 he began a rebellion against the liberal government of José Santos Zelaya, who soon resigned, and in August 1910 the unstable liberal government that succeeded him fell, and on Aug. 29 Estrada became president after his brother José Dolores Estrada Morales transfered the command to him,[1] with his new Conservative government supported by the United States. During the conservative regime that followed his presidency for over 15 years, US Marines had a presence in Nicaragua.

Estrada was born and died in Managua. He came from a humble family of handcrafters of liberal ideology that produced four military men, a colonel and three generals, who became outstanding in Nicaraguan military history. These were José Dolores Estrada Morales, Aurelio, Irineo and himself, who were known as Los Gracos in honor to the Roman Gracchi family.

His three brothers were mayors of Managua: Irineo in 1899, José Dolores in 1901, and Aurelio in 1903. The last was Generalissimo in the victory of the Battle of Namasigüe in 1907. They were all progressive and popular mayors, who built the Parque Central and planted trees all around the city.

Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Mena
President of Nicaragua
1910-1911
Succeeded by
Adolfo Díaz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolaños Geyer, Enrique. Lista cronológica de gobernantes de Nicaragua. Disponible en http://sajurin.enriquebolanos.org/vega/docs/Lista_cronologica_de_gobernantes_desde_1838_hasta_2014.pdf