Horacio Vásquez

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Horacio Vásquez
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35th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
July 24, 1924 – March 3, 1930
Vice PresidentFederico Velázquez (1924-1928)
José Dolores Alfonseca (1928-1930)
Preceded byJuan Bautista Vicini (provisional)
Succeeded byRafael Estrella Ureña (acting)
3rd & 4th President of the Provisional Government Junta of the Dominican Republic
In office
September 4, 1899 – November 15, 1899
May 2, 1902 – April 23, 1903
Vice PresidentNone
Preceded byWenceslao Figuereo
Juan Isidro Jimenes
Succeeded byJuan Isidro Jimenes
Alejandro Woss y Gil
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
November 15, 1899 – May 2, 1902
PresidentJuan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra
Preceded byWenceslao Figuereo
Succeeded byEugenio Deschamps Peña
Personal details
BornOctober 22, 1860
Dominican Republic
DiedMarch 25, 1936 (aged 75)
Espaillat province, Dominican Republic
Political partyRed Party

Felipe Horacio Vásquez Lajara (October 22, 1860 – March 25, 1936) was a Dominican general and political figure. He served as the president of the Provisional Government Junta of the Dominican Republic in 1899, and again between 1902 and 1903. Supporters of Vásquez were known as Horacistas,[1] as opposed to Jimenistas, supporters of Vásquez's main rival, Juan Isidro Jimenes.[2] He ran for a full term as president in 1914, but lost to Jimenes.

Following the occupation of the Dominican Republic by U.S. military forces from 1916–1924, Vásquez was democratically elected as president of the country and served between 1924 and 1930, and again separately in 1930 before being ousted by General Rafael Trujillo and sent into exile in Puerto Rico.[3]

A metro station in Santo Domingo is named after him.


  1. ^ Soto Jimenez, Jose Miguel (2008-11-14). "El bipartidismo histórico en RD" (in Spanish). Listin Diario. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  2. ^ Sierra, Jimmy. "Los Partidos Politicos Dominicanos" (in Spanish). ArribaSantoDomingo.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  3. ^ "Camino a la intervención norteamericana" (in Spanish). Fundacion Global. Archived from the original on 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
Political offices
Preceded by
Wenceslao Figuereo
Vice President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Eugenio Deschamps Peña
Preceded by
Juan Bautista Vicini
President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Rafael Estrella Ureña