|41st President of Bolivia|
17 August 1946 –10 March 1947
|Preceded by||Néstor Guillén (interim)|
|Succeeded by||Enrique Hertzog|
Tomás Monje Gutierréz
21 December 1884
|Died||1 July 1954 69) (aged|
La Paz, Bolivia
|Spouse(s)||Raquel Soria Galvarro|
Tomás Monje Gutierréz (21 December 1884 – 1 July 1954) was a Bolivian judge who served as the 41st President of Bolivia on a de facto interim basis from 1946 to 1947.
Born in Coroico, La Paz Department, he was a noted intellectual and judge. He served as deputy minister of agriculture 1926-27, after which he was appointed minister of the government and justice. From 1930 until 1936 he was Attorney general.
In his capacity as head of the Bolivian Supreme Court, he was named President by the forces that toppled President Gualberto Villarroel via coup d'état on 21 July, 1946. Monje happened to be ill at the time, however, which is why his deputy, Néstor Guillén, filled in for him for 27 days, until Monje was well enough to be sworn in August of the same year. Very much a caretaker president, Monje Gutiérrez was in charge with the simple task of calling elections as soon as possible. This done, he transferred power to the winner of the January 1947 elections, the conservative Enrique Hertzog.
At that point Monje returned to relative obscurity, dying in La Paz on 1 July, 1954.
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