Costa Rica: Provincial Authorities: 1821-1824

Presidente de la Junta Provisional Gubernativa de la Provincia de Costa Rica
12 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821 José Nicolás Carrillo y Aguirre
Presidente de la Junta Superior
1 Dec 1821 - 6 Jan 1821 Pedro José de Alvarado y Baeza [1]
Presidente de la Junta Electoral
6 Jan 1821 - 12 Jan 1822 Rafael de la Trinidad Barroeta y Castilla
Presidente de la Junta Superior Gubernativa de Costa Rica
13 Jan 1822 - 13 Apr 1822 Rafael de la Trinidad Barroeta y Castilla (x)
13 Apr 1822 - 15 Jul 1822 José Santiago de Bonilla y Laya-Bolívar
15 Jul 1822 - 17 Oct 1822 José María de Peralta y de la Vega
17 Oct 1822 - 1 Jan 1823 Rafael Luis José de Gallegos y Alvarado
1 Jan 1823 - 15 Mar 1823 José Santos Lombardo y Alvarado [2]
Presidente del Congreso General de la Provincia
3 Mar 1823 - 19 Mar 1823 José María de Peralta y de la Vega (x)
Presidente de la Diputación de Costa Rica [3]
20 Mar 1823 - 29 Mar 1823 Rafael Francisco Osejo [4]
29 Mar 1823 - 16 Apr 1823 dissolution period [5]
Presidente del Congreso General de la Provincia
16 Apr 1823 - 10 May 1823 José María de Peralta y de la Vega (x)
Presidente de la Junta Gubernativa de Costa Rica [6]
10 May 1823 - 8 Jan 1824 Manuel de Jesús Alvarado e Hidalgo
8 Jan 1824 - 12 Feb 1824 Eusebio Rodríguez Castro
12 Feb 1824 - 8 Sep 1824 Manuel de Jesús Alvarado e Hidalgo (x)

[1] Junta Superior was instructed to serve until the installation of a Junta Superior Gubernativa in accordance with Art. 55 of the Provisional Constitution ("Pacto de Concordia"), but it held the last session 29 Dec 1821 and never convened again, allowing most of its members to enter the Junta Electoral on 6 Jan 1821.
[2] From 3 Mar 1823 the Junta had overlapping authority with the Congress to 15 Mar 1823 when the Junta held its last session.
[3] Diputación de Costa Rica is the style prescribed by Art. 13 of the Constitution of 19 Mar 1823; also in official use: Diputación and Diputación Permanente o (y) Tribunal Superior de Justicia.
[4] Also in El Salvador.
[5] As a result of the coup in Cartago (29 Mar 1823) in favour of incorporation of Costa Rica into the Mexican Empire, the Diputación was prevented from holding sessions and stood dissolved to 16 Apr 1823 when the Constituent Congress resumed its sessions. In the absence of the chief executive, the highest authorities of the Province were represented by José María de Peralta y de la Vega (Jefe Político Superior), Juan José Mora Fernández (Intendente), and Gregorio José Ramírez y Castro (Comandante General de las Armas, from 31 Mar 1823).
[6] Junta Gubernativa de Costa Rica is the style prescribed by Art. 14 of the Constitution of 7 May 1823; also in official use: Junta Superior Gubernativa de la Provincia, Junta Gubernativa.
Last updated on: 04 Jul 2012 12:48:48