Santos León Herrera

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Santos León Herrera
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Interim President of Costa Rica
In office
20 April 1948 – 8 May 1948
Preceded by Teodoro Picado Michalski
Succeeded by José Figueres Ferrer
Vice President of Costa Rica
In office
8 May 1944 – 20 April 1948
Personal details
Born (1874-05-21)May 21, 1874
San José, Costa Rica
Died May 8, 1950(1950-05-08) (aged 75)
San José, Costa Rica
Political party National Republican Party

Santos León Herrera (May 21, 1874, San José – May 8, 1950, San José) was interim president of Costa Rica for 18 days during the country's 1948 civil war, serving from April 20 - May 8 of that year.[1] He also previously served as vice-president of the country, as part of the Teodoro Picado Michalski administration of 1944 - 1948.[2] Before that, he served as interior minister from 1932 - 1936.


  1. ^ Demilitarization in Costa Rica: A Farewell to Arms?, by Tord Høivik and Solveig Aas © 1981 Sage Publications, Ltd.
  2. ^ The Presidents of Costa Rica, by James L. Busey © 1961 Academy of American Franciscan History.
Political offices
Preceded by
Teodoro Picado Michalski
President of Costa Rica
Succeeded by
José Figueres Ferrer