Pedro Gual Escandón

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Pedro Gual
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President of Venezuela
In office
15 March 1858 – 18 March 1858
Preceded by José Tadeo Monagas
Succeeded by Julián Castro
President of Venezuela
In office
2 August 1859 – 29 September 1859
Preceded by Julián Castro
Succeeded by Manuel Felipe de Tovar
President of Venezuela
In office
20 May 1861 – 29 August 1861
Preceded by Manuel Felipe de Tovar
Succeeded by José Antonio Páez
1st Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
In office
7 October 1821 – 17 September 1825
President Simón Bolívar
Preceded by *Office created
Succeeded by José Rafael Revenga y Hernández
Personal details
Born (1783-01-17)17 January 1783
Caracas, Venezuela
Died 6 May 1862(1862-05-06) (aged 79)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Political party Conservative Party
Spouse(s) Rosa María Domínguez

Pedro José Ramón Gual (Caracas, Venezuela, 17 January 1783 – Guayaquil, Ecuador, 6 May 1862), was a Venezuelan lawyer, politician, journalist and diplomat. In 1824 as chancellor of Great Colombia he negotiated with the U.S. diplomat Richard Clough Anderson and concluded the Anderson–Gual Treaty, the first bilateral treaty that the U.S. signed with another American state He was President of Venezuela for three periods (1858, 1859, and 1861) and member of the Conservative Centralist party.

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