Telmo Vargas

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Telmo Vargas
Head of State of Ecuador
In office
Preceded by Ramón Castro Jijón
Succeeded by Clemente Yerovi
Personal details
Born Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar
(1912-10-09) 9 October 1912 (age 103)
Military service
Allegiance  Ecuador
Service/branch Armed Forces of Ecuador
Rank General

General Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar (born 9 October 1912) was Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ecuador, who overthrew the military junta of Ramón Castro Jijón on 29 March 1966.[1][2] Clemente Yerovi was appointed president on 30 March. He is currently the oldest living (or at least known to be living) former head of state.