Leónidas Plaza

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Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez
President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1901 – August 31, 1905
Vice President Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno
Preceded by Eloy Alfaro
Succeeded by Lizardo García
President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1912 – August 31, 1916
Preceded by Francisco Andrade Marín
Succeeded by Alfredo Baquerizo
Personal details
Born April 19, 1865(1865-04-19)
Manabí, Ecuador
Died November 17, 1932(1932-11-17) (aged 67)
Huigra, Guayas, Ecuador
Nationality Ecuadorian
Political party Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Avelina Lasso Ascázubi

Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez (April 19, 1865 – November 17, 1932) was president of Ecuador for two separate occasions: From September 1, 1901 to August 31, 1905 and from September 1, 1912 to August 31, 1916.

He was the son of José Buenaventura Plaza, a school teacher and, Alegría Gutiérrez de Caviedes Sevillano, an attractive tall woman with arostocratic features and exquisite social manners of Colombian descent. He married María Avelina Lasso Ascázubi, with whom he had eight children. One of them, Galo Plaza, was also president of Ecuador.

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