List of Presidents of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica

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President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
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Incumbent
Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora

since 1 May 2017
Term length One year
Inaugural holder Marcial Rodríguez Conejo
Formation 1 May 1949
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The President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica is the presiding officer of that legislature.

President of the Sixth Constituent Assembly[edit]

Name Period
Manuel Antonio Bonilla Nava October 1871 – December 1871

Presidents of the Constitutional Congress[edit]

Name Period
Manuel Antonio Bonilla Nava 1872–1876
Víctor Guardia Gutiérrez 1882–1883
Juan Manuel Carazo Peralta 1883–1886
Aniceto Esquivel Sáenz 1886–1889
Manuel Aragón Quesada 1889–1890
Francisco María Iglesias Llorente 1890–1892
Carlos Durán Cartín 1892
Pedro León Páez Brown 1894–1900
Francisco María Iglesias Llorente 1900–1903
Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno 1903–1904
Mauro Fernández Acuña 1904–1905
Federico Tinoco Iglesias 1905–1908
Juan Bautista Quirós Segura 1908–1909
Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno 1909–1910
Ezequiel Gutiérrez Iglesias 1910–1913
Máximo Fernández Alvarado 1913–1914
Leonidas Pacheco Cabezas 1914–1916
Máximo Fernández Alvarado 1916–1917

President of the Seventh Constituent Assembly[edit]

Name Period
Leonidas Pachecos Cabezas April 1917 – June 1917

In 1917 the legislature became bicameral

Presidents of the Senate[edit]

Name Period
Daniel Nuñez Gutiérrez 1917–1918
Rafael Calderón Muñoz 1918–1919

Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Name Period
José Astúa Aguilar 1917–1918
Francisco Faerron Gutiérrez 1918–1919

In 1919 the legislature became unicameral.

Presidents of the Constitutional Congress[edit]

Name Period
Arturo Volio Jiménez 1920–1925
León Cortés Castro 1925–1926
Arturo Volio Jiménez 1926–1929
Alexandro Alvarado Quirós 1929–1930
Oscar Rohrmoser Carranza 1930–1931
Rafael Calderón Muñoz 1931–1932
Arturo Volio Jiménez 1932–1935
Ricardo Castro Beeche 1935–1936
Juan Rafael Arias Borilla 1936–1938
Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia 1938–1940
Otto Cortés Fernández 1940–1941
Teodoro Picado Michalski 1941–1944
José Albertazzi Avedaño 1944–1945
Rafael Ángel Grillo Ocampo 1945–1946
Francisco Fonseca Chanier 1946–1948

President of the Eighth Constituent Assembly[edit]

Name Period
Marcial Rodríguez Conejo Januar 1949 – November 1949

Presidents of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Name Period
Marcial Rodríguez Conejo 1949–1952
Abelardo Bonilla Balladares 1952–1953
Gonzalo Facio Segreda 1953-1956
Otto Cortés Fernández (es) 1956-1958
Álvaro Montero Padilla 1958–1960
Fernando Lara Bustamante 1960–1961
Mario Leiva Quirós 1961–1962
Carlos Espinach Escalante 1962–1963
Rafael París Steffens 1963–1964
Rolando Solano Orfila 1964–1965
Rodrigo Carazo Odio 1966–1967
Hernán Garrón Salazar 1967–1968
Fernando Volio Jiménez 1968–1969
José Luis Molina Quesada 1969–1970
Daniel Oduber Quirós 1970–1973
Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez 1973–1974
Alfonso Carro Zuñiga 1974–1977
Elias Soley Soler 1977–1978
Rodrigo Madrigal Nieto 1978–1979
Ramón Aguilera Facio 1979–1980
Rafael Grillo Rivera 1980–1981
Cristian Tattenbach Iglesias 1981–1982
Hernán Gárron Salazar 1982–1983
Jorge Luis Villanueva Badilla 1983–1984
Bernal Jiménez Monge 1984–1985
Guillermo Vargas Sanabril 1985–1986
Rosemary Karspinsky Dodero 1986–1987
Fernando Voli Jiménez 1987–1988
José Luis Valenciano Chaves 1988–1989
Allen Arias Angulo 1989–1990
Juan José Trejos Fonseca 1990–1991
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría 1991–1992
Roberto Tovar Faja 1992–1993
Danilo Chaverri Soto 1993–1994
Alberto Cañas Escalante 1994–1995
Antonio Álvarez Desanti 1995–1996
Walter Coto Molina 1996–1997
Saúl Weisleder Weisleder 1997–1998
Luis Fishman Zonzinski 1998–1999
Carlos Vargas Pagán 1999–2000
Rina Contreras López 2000–2001
Ovidio Pacheco Salazar 2001–2002
Rolando Laclé Castro 2002–2003
Mario Redondo Poveda 2003–2004
Gerardo González Esquivel 2004–2005
Francisco Antonio Pacheco Fernández 2006–2010
Luis Gerardo Villanueva Monge 2010–2011
Juan Carlos Mendoza García 2011–2012
Víctor Emilio Granados Calvo 2012–2013
Luis Fernando Mendoza Jiménez 2013–2014
Henry Mora Jiménez 2014–2015
Rafael Ortiz Fábrega 2015
Antonio Álvarez Desanti 2016
Gonzalo Alberto Ramírez Zamora 2017

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