|Born||Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar
9 October 1912
San José de Minas, Quito Canton, Ecuador
|Died||9 August 2013
|Service/branch||Armed Forces of Ecuador|
General Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar (9 October 1912 – 9 August 2013) was Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ecuador, who overthrew the military junta of Ramón Castro Jijón on 29 March 1966. After Castro Jijón turned over power to army high command, the high command appointed Clemente Yerovi as president of the civilian junta. As the leader of the army high command, Vargas is considered by some to have briefly served as head of state of Ecuador. He died on 9 August 2013 at the age of 100.
Ramón Castro Jijón
|Head of State of Ecuador
as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces
- "Nota Necrologica: Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar General de División" (PDF) (Press release) (in Spanish). Asociación de Generales y Almirates de las Fuerzas Armadas. 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
- "El general más antiguo de las FF.AA. cumple 100 años". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
- Lentz, Harris M. (1994). Heads of States and Governments Since 1945. Routledge. pp. 238–239.
- "Rulers, Countries E".
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