Osmín Aguirre y Salinas

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Osmín Aguirre y Salinas
Coronel Osmin Aguirre.jpg
President of El Salvador
In office
21 October 1944 – 1 March 1945
Preceded by Andrés Ignacio Menéndez
Succeeded by Salvador Castañeda
Personal details
Born (1889-12-25)25 December 1889
San Miguel, El Salvador
Died 17 July 1977(1977-07-17) (aged 87)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Nationality Salvadoran
Political party No Party
Military service
Allegiance El Salvador
Service/branch El Salvador Army

Osmín Aguirre y Salinas (December 25, 1889 – July 17, 1977) was President of El Salvador, from 21 October 1944 to 1 March 1945. A Colonel in the Salvadoran Army, Aguirre led two successful coups against the Salvadoran government: once in 1931 (installing General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez in power) and again in 1944 (installing himself in power). He was deposed himself in March 1945 and forced to flee into exile in Honduras. He was later assassinated near his home in San Salvador at the age of 87.

Political offices
Preceded by
Andrés Ignacio Menéndez
President of El Salvador
Succeeded by
Salvador Castañeda Castro