Vicente Mejía Colindres

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Vicente Mejía Colindres
Vicente Mejia Colindres.jpg
Sketch of Vicente Mejía Colindres
President of Honduras
In office
1 February 1929 – 1 February 1933
Preceded by Miguel Paz Barahona
Succeeded by Tiburcio Carías Andino
Provisional President of Honduras
Interim
In office
16 September – 5 October 1919
Preceded by Salvador Aguirre
Succeeded by Francisco Bográn
Personal details
Born Vicente Mejía Colindres
(1878-04-06)6 April 1878
La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras
Died 24 August 1966(1966-08-24) (aged 88)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Nationality Honduran
Political party Liberal Party of Honduras
Spouse(s) Rosina de Mejía Colindres
Alma mater Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Profession Physician, politician

Vicente Mejía Colindres (6 April 1878[1] – 24 August 1966) was President of Honduras between 16 September and 5 October 1919; and again between 1 February 1929 and 1 February 1933.

A successful beginning to his presidency was dampened by the effects of the 1929 economic depression.[2] He had been democratically elected in the 1928 elections that saw an almost unprecedented peaceful transfer of power from the incumbent to an opposition party,[2] and the same was to occur in 1932 when Tiburcio Carías Andino won and succeeded him. He died on 24 August 1966 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Haggerty, Ricahrd & Millet, Richard (1993). "Chapter 1 - Historical Setting: Banana Boats and Gunboats: The rise of United States Influence: The Restoration of Order, 1925-31". In Merrill, Tim. A Country Study: Honduras. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. pp. 58–59. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Salvador Aguirre
Acting
President of Honduras
1919–1919
Succeeded by
Francisco Bográn
Acting
Preceded by
Miguel Paz Barahona
President of Honduras
1929–1933
Succeeded by
Tiburcio Carías Andino