Michel Oreste

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Michel Oreste
Michel Oreste portrait.jpg
21st President of Haiti
In office
May 4, 1913 – January 27, 1914
Preceded by Tancrède Auguste
Succeeded by Oreste Zamor
Senator for the Ouest department
In office
May 17, 1912 – May 4, 1913
Member of the Provisional Government of Haiti
In office
May 14, 1902 – May 26, 1902
Personal details
Born Michel Oreste-Lafontant
(1859-04-08)April 8, 1859
Jacmel, Haiti
Died October 29, 1918(1918-10-29) (aged 59)
New York, USA
Nationality Haitian
Spouse(s) Alice Euchariste Pommeyrac
Occupation Lawyer

Michel Oreste Lafontant (April 8, 1859 – October 29, 1918) served as president of Haiti from May 1913 to January 1914. He was a reformist toppled by forces loyal to landowner elites such as his successor Oreste Zamor. He died in exile in New York City on 28 October 1918.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tancrède Auguste
President of Haiti
May 1913 – January 1914
Succeeded by
Oreste Zamor