| President of Cuba |
1 January 1959 –2 January 1959
|Preceded by||Fulgencio Batista|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Modesto Piedra|
|3rd Prime Minister of Cuba|
16 March 1944 –10 October 1944
|Preceded by||Carlos Saladrigas|
|Succeeded by||Félix Lancís Sánchez|
|Born||March 16, 1899|
|Died||November 22, 1961 62) (aged|
Miami, Florida, United States
|Political party|| Liberal Party of Cuba |
United Action Party
Progressive Action Party
|Children||Anselmo Jr. |
Alfredo G. Duran
|Alma mater||University of Havana|
Anselmo Alliegro y Milá (March 16, 1899 – November 22, 1961) was a Cuban politician who served as the Interim President of Cuba for one day (1 – 2 January 1959) after the departure of the President, General Fulgencio Batista, from the country.
He previously held the position of President of the Senate of Cuba from February 1955 to 1 January 1959.He also served as Prime Minister of Cuba in 1944. He was also Mayor of the town of Baracoa, Representative in the Cuban Congress of 1925, 1940, 1945; Minister of Commerce 1942, Minister of Education, and Minister of Housing.
Alliegro was the son of an Italian, Miguel Alliegro Esculpino and a Spaniard, Donatila Milá. He was married to Ana Durán with whom he had one child, Anselmo Leon Alliegro Jr. He also had a daughter, Rosa Maria "Polita" Alliegro y Sanchez, from his previous marriage to Rosa M. Sanchez and a step-son, Alfredo G. Duran, a product of his wife Anita Duran's first marriage.
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The following lists events that happened during 1959 in Cuba.
| President of Cuba |
January 1–2, 1959
Carlos Modesto Piedra
| Prime Minister of Cuba |
Félix Lancís Sánchez