Nicaragua: Heads of State: 1911-1979

Presidente de la República
31 Dec 1910 - 9 May 1911 Juan José Estrada Morales (x)
9 May 1911 - 1 Jan 1917 Adolfo Díaz Recinos [1]
1 Jan 1917 - 1 Jan 1921 Emiliano Chamorro Vargas [2]
1 Jan 1921 - 12 Oct 1923 Diego Manuel Chamorro Bolaños
Ministro de la Gobernación, encargado del Poder Ejecutivo
12 Oct 1923 - 15 Oct 1923 Rosendo Chamorro Oreamuno [3]
Presidente de la República
12 Oct 1923 - 1 Jan 1925 Bartolomé Martínez González [4]
1 Jan 1925 - 13 Mar 1926 Carlos José Solórzano Gutiérrez
13 Mar 1926 - 11 Nov 1926 Emiliano Chamorro Vargas (x) [5]
11 Nov 1926 - 14 Nov 1926 Sebastián Uriza Vega [6]
14 Nov 1926 - 1 Jan 1929 Adolfo Díaz Recinos (x) [7]
1 Jan 1929 - 1 Jan 1933 José María Moncada Tapia
1 Jan 1933 - 9 Jun 1936 Juan Bautista Sacasa Sacasa (x)
Presidente Provisional [8]
9 Jun 1936 - 9 Jun 1936 Julián Irías Sandre [9]
Presidente de la República
9 Jun 1936 - 1 Jan 1937 Carlos Alberto Brenes Jarquín
1 Jan 1937 - 1 May 1947 Anastasio Somoza García
1 May 1947 - 26 May 1947 Leonardo Argüello Barreto
26 May 1947 - 15 Aug 1947 Benjamín Lacayo Sacasa
15 Aug 1947 - 6 May 1950 Víctor Manuel Román y Reyes
6 May 1950 - 7 May 1950 office vacant
7 May 1950 - 29 Sep 1956 Anastasio Somoza García (x)
Encargado del Ejercicio de la Presidencia de la República
29 Sep 1956 - 29 Sep 1956 Luis Anastasio Somoza Debayle [10]
Presidente de la República
29 Sep 1956 - 1 May 1963 Luis Anastasio Somoza Debayle (x)
1 May 1963 - 3 Aug 1966 René Schick Gutiérrez
Presidente del Congreso Nacional (ex officio)
3 Aug 1966 - 3 Aug 1966 Orlando Montenegro Medrano
Presidente de la República
3 Aug 1966 - 1 May 1967 Lorenzo Guerrero Gutiérrez
1 May 1967 - 1 May 1972 Anastasio de Jesús Somoza Debayle
Junta Nacional de Gobierno
1 May 1972 - 1 Dec 1974 Roberto Martínez Lacayo
1 May 1972 - 1 Mar 1973 Fernando Bernabé Agüero Rocha
1 May 1972 - 1 Dec 1974 Alfonso Lovo Cordero
1 Mar 1973 - 1 Dec 1974 Edmundo Paguaga Irías
Presidente de la República
1 Dec 1974 - 16 Jul 1979 Anastasio de Jesús Somoza Debayle (x)
16 Jul 1979 - 18 Jul 1979 Francisco Urcuyo Maliaño

[1] Presidente Provisional de la República (in dissidence)
3 Aug 1912 - ? Oct 1912 Marcos Mairena
Jefe Supremo del Gobierno (in dissidence)
23 Sep 1912 - 4 Oct 1912 Benjamín Francisco Zeledón Rodríguez
[2] Original name: Emiliano Vargas.
[3] Pending the taking office of Presidente de la República.
[4] Original name: Bartolomé Martínez.
[5] Continues in office as Presidente de la República from 16 Jan 1926, acting for the absent incumbent.
[6] Continues in office as Presidente de la República from 30 Oct 1926, acting for the absent incumbent.
[7] Presidente de la República (in dissidence in Puerto Cabezas)
1 Dec 1926 - 20 May 1927 Juan Bautista Sacasa Sacasa
[8] Also in official use: Ministro de la Gobernación, Encargado del Poder Ejecutivo.
[9] Continues in office from 6 Jun 1936 acting for the absent Presidente de la República, pending the approval of his resignation by the Congreso National and installation of a constitutional successor, Vice Presidente de la República Rodolfo Espinosa. The resignation of Espinosa followed 8 Jun 1936 and the Congreso accepted both resignations 9 Jun 1936. Irías retained the office until the election and installation of Carlos Brenes Jarquín on the same day.
[10] Continues from 28 Sep 1956 acting for the absent Presidente de la República.
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