Manuel de Regla Mota

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Manuel de Regla Mota
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 5th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
May 26, 1856 – October 8, 1856
Vice President Antonio Abad Alfau Bustamante
Preceded by Pedro Santana
Succeeded by Buenaventura Báez
2nd Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
February 15, 1853 – May 26, 1856
President Pedro Santana
Preceded by Felipe Benicio Alfau Bustamante
Succeeded by Antonio Abad Alfau Bustamante
Personal details
Born (1795-11-21)November 21, 1795
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Died May 1, 1864(1864-05-01) (aged 68)
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Religion Catholic

Manuel de Regla Mota y Álvarez (November 21, 1795 – May 1, 1864) was a Dominican military figure and politician. He served as the 5th president of the Dominican Republic from May 26, 1856 until October 8, 1856. Prior to that he served as the country's vice president under Pedro Santana.

Political and military career[edit]

After the Dominican War of Independence, Mota was appointed Colonel of the National Militia. His duties as Colonel were to protect the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which at the time were near San Cristóbal and Baní.

Mota's political and military career was always under the shadow of the caudillo, Pedro Santana. Mota was well liked by Santana and as such Mota served as Santana's Minister of War and Marine Affairs, and as Vice-President.

Provisional President[edit]

In May 1856, then Vice-President Mota assumed the Presidency, after the fallout between Santana and Antonio María de Segovia, the Spanish Consul of the time. Soon after Segovia caused Santana to relinquish his Presidency, he forced out Mota as well, in favor of Buenaventura Báez. The hostility between Segovia and Santana became so great that Santana had to flee. Soon afterwords Mota died, in May 1864.


  • Biography at the Enciclopedia Virtual Dominicana
Political offices
Preceded by
Felipe Benicio Alfau Bustamante
Vice President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Antonio Abad Alfau Bustamante
Preceded by
Pedro Santana
President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Buenaventura Báez