Julio Lozano Díaz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lozano and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.
Julio Lozano Díaz
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Julio Lozano Días.
President of Honduras
(Supreme Head of State)
In office
5 December 1954 – 21 October 1956
Preceded by Juan Manuel Galvez
Succeeded by Military Government Council
(de facto)
Ramón Villeda Morales
(de jure)
Personal details
Born (1885-03-27)27 March 1885
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Died 20 August 1957(1957-08-20) (aged 72)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political party Partido Nacional de Honduras
Spouse(s) Laura Vigil de Lozano
Profession accountant

Julio Lozano Díaz (27 March 1885 – 20 August 1957), was first vice-president (1949–1954) and then president of Honduras, from 5 December 1954 until 21 October 1956.

Previously he was an accountant for the Rosario Mining Company.

Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Lozano assumed presidential authority on 16 November 1954 while President Juan Manuel Gálvez was out of the country seeking medical attention. In December, citing a constitutional crisis over the stalemated presidential elections, he proclaimed himself the chief of state and he began instituting his own policies. Generally unpopular, and in ill health, Lozano was forced to resign by the military. He won a democratic election in 1956, but the result was deemed illegitimate and was annulled by the military junta.

Lozano Diaz died the following year in Miami, Florida.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Manuel Gálvez
Supreme Head of State
President of Honduras
Succeeded by
Military Government Council