Tomás Martínez

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Tomás Martínez Guerrero
President of Nicaragua
In office
15 November 1857 1 March 1867
Preceded byGovernment Junta
Succeeded by Fernando Guzmán Solórzano
Personal details
(1820-12-21)21 December 1820
Nagarote, Captaincy General of Guatemala, New Spain
Died12 March 1873(1873-03-12) (aged 52)
León, Nicaragua
Political party Conservative
OccupationPolitician, Military Scientist

Tomás Martínez Guerrero (21 December 1820 – 12 March 1873) was the President of Nicaragua between 15 November 1857 and 1 March 1867. [1] From 24 June 1857 to 19 October or 15 November 1857, he acted jointly as the 34th President in a dual Junta with the Liberal Máximo Jerez formed on 23 January.

He was born in Nagarote, son of Joaquín Martínez and María Guerrero Mora. [2] He was put in power by the other Central American countries after they drove out William Walker in 1857. His main task as President was to restore order following the civil war. A member of the Conservative Party, he began a period of 35 years of conservative rule in Nicaragua. [3]

He died in León, Nicaragua.

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  1. "Gobernantes de Nicaragua". Ministerio de Educación. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012.
  2. Marco A. Cardenal Tellería Nicaragua y su historia, 1502-1936: 1502-1936 2000 "Era hijo del Señor Joaquín Martínez y la Señora María Guerrero Mora (madre) quien a su vez era hija de María Mora Herrera (abuela), hija de Rafaela Herrera Sotomayor y Udiarte (bisabuela) y del Señor Pablo Mora."
  3. A Reference Guide to Latin American History - Page 117 James D. Henderson, Helen Delpar, Maurice Philip Brungardt - 2000 "Tomas Martinez became president of Nicaragua. His administration, which ended in 1867, initiated a thirty-six-year period of Conservative rule in Nicaragua."
Political offices
Preceded by
Patricio Rivas
President of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Fernando Guzmán