Telmo Vargas

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Telmo Vargas
Personal details
Born Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar
(1912-10-09)9 October 1912
San José de Minas, Quito Canton, Ecuador
Died 9 August 2013(2013-08-09) (aged 100)
Quito, Ecuador
Military service
Allegiance  Ecuador
Service/branch Armed Forces of Ecuador
Rank General

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.[1][2][3][4] After Castro Jijón turned over power to army high command, the high command appointed Clemente Yerovi as president of the civilian junta.[5] As the leader of the army high command, Vargas is considered by some to have briefly served as head of state of Ecuador.[6]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ramón Castro Jijón
Head of State of Ecuador
as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces

Succeeded by
Clemente Yerovi


  1. ^ "Nota Necrologica: Telmo Oswaldo Vargas Benalcázar General de División" (PDF) (Press release) (in Spanish). Asociatión de Generales y Almirates de las Fuerzas Armadas. 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "El general más antiguo de las FF.AA. cumple 100 años". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
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  5. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (1994). Heads of States and Governments Since 1945. Routledge. pp. 238–239. 
  6. ^ "Rulers, Countries E".