List of Presidents of the Dominican Republic

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President of the Dominican Republic
Presidential Standard of the Dominican Republic (At Sea).svg
Presidential Standard
Danilo Medina Sánchez.jpg
Incumbent
Danilo Medina

since 16 August 2012
Style His Excellency
Residence National Palace, Santo Domingo
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Pedro Santana
Formation 13 November 1844
Website presidencia.gob.do

The President of the Dominican Republic is both the head of state and head of government of the Dominican Republic. This page contains a list (modified from Moya Pons[1]) of presidents of the Dominican Republic.

First Republic, 1844–1861[change | edit source]

Annexation to Spain (Governors), 1861–1865[change | edit source]

  • Pedro Santana: 18 March 1861 – 20 July 1862
  • Felipe Ribero y Lemoine: 20 July 1862 – 22 October 1863
  • Carlos de Vargas y Cerveto: 22 October 1863 – 30 March 1864
  • José de la Gándara y Navarro: 31 March 1864 – 11 July 1865

Restauration War, 1863–1865[change | edit source]

  • José Antonio Salcedo: 14 September 1863 – 10 October 1864
  • Gaspar Polanco: 10 October 1864 – 23 January 1865
  • Benigno Filomeno de Rojas: 24 January – 24 March 1865

Second Republic, 1865–1916[change | edit source]

  • Pedro Antonio Pimentel: 25 March – 4 August 1865
  • José María Cabral: 4 August – 15 November 1865
  • Pedro Guillermo: 15 November – 8 December 1865
  • Buenaventura Báez: 8 December 1865 – 29 May 1866
  • Triumvirate: 29 May – 22 August 1866
  • José María Cabral: 22 August 1866 – 31 January 1868
  • Manuel Altagracia Cáceres: 31 January – 13 February 1868
  • Council of Generals: 13 February – 2 May 1868
  • Buenaventura Báez: 2 May 1868 – 2 January 1874
  • Ignacio María González: 2 January – 22 January 1874
  • Generals-in-Charge:': 22 January – 6 April 1874
  • Ignacio María González: 6 April 1874 – 23 February 1876
  • Council of Secretaries of State: 23 February – 29 April 1876
  • Ulises Francisco Espaillat: 29 April – 5 October 1876
  • Governing Council: 5 October – 11 November 1876
  • Ignacio María González: 11 November – 9 December 1876
  • Marcos Antonio Cabral: 10 – 26 December 1876
  • Buenaventura Báez: 26 December 1876 – 2 March 1878
  • Cesáreo Guillermo: 5 March – 6 July 1878
  • Ignacio María González: 6 July – 2 September 1878
  • Jacinto de Castro: 7 – 29 September 1878
  • Council of Secretaries of State: 30 September 1878 – 27 February 1879
  • Cesáreo Guillermo: 27 February – 6 December 1879
  • Gregorio Luperón: 6 December 1879 – 1 September 1880
  • Fernando Arturo de Meriño: 1 September 1880 – 1 September 1882
  • Ulises Heureaux: 1 September 1882 – 1 September 1884
  • Francisco Gregorio Billini: 1 September 1884 – 16 May 1885
  • Alejandro Woss y Gil: 16 May 1885 – 6 January 1887
  • Ulises Heureaux: 6 January 1887 – 26 July 1899
  • Wenceslao Figuereo: 26 July – 30 August 1899
  • Horacio Vásquez: 4 September – 15 November 1899
  • Juan Isidro Jimenes: 15 November 1899 – 2 May 1902
  • Horacio Vásquez: 26 April 1902 – 23 April 1903
  • Alejandro Woss y Gil: 23 April – 24 November 1903
  • Carlos F. Morales Languasco: 24 October 1903 – 12 January 1906
  • Ramón Cáceres: 12 January 1906 – 19 November 1911
  • Eladio Victoria: 5 December 1911 – 30 November 1912
  • Adolfo Alejandro Nouel: 1 December 1912 – 13 April 1913
  • José Bordas Valdés: 14 April 1913 – 27 August 1914
  • Ramón Báez: 28 August – 5 December 1914
  • Juan Isidro Jimenes: 5 December 1914 – 7 May 1916
  • Council of Secretaries of State: 7 May – 31 July 1916
  • Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal: 31 July – 29 November 1916

U.S. occupation (Military Governors), 1916–1922[change | edit source]

  • Harry Shepard Knapp: 29 November 1916 – 18 November 1918
  • Ben Hebard Fuller: 18 November 1918 – 25 February 1919
  • Thomas Snowden: 25 February 1919 – 3 June 1921
  • Samuel Robison: 3 June 1921 – 21 October 1922

Third Republic, 1922–present[change | edit source]

  • Juan Bautista Vicini: 21 October 1922 – 12 July 1924
  • Horacio Vásquez: 12 July 1924 – 3 March 1930
  • Rafael Estrella Ureña: 3 March – 16 August 1930
  • Rafael Trujillo: 16 August 1930 – 16 August 1938
  • Jacinto Peynado: 16 August 1938 – 7 March 1940
  • Manuel Troncoso de la Concha: 7 March 1940 – 18 May 1942
  • Rafael Trujillo: 18 May 1942 – 16 August 1952
  • Héctor Trujillo: 16 August 1952 – 3 August 1960
  • Joaquín Balaguer: 3 August 1960 – 16 January 1962
  • Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly: 18 January 1962 – 27 February 1963
  • Juan Bosch: 27 February – 25 September 1963
  • Triumvirate: 26 September 1963 – 25 April 1965, chaired from December 29, 1963 by Donald Reid Cabral
  • Francisco Alberto Caamaño: 4 May 1965 – 30 August 1965 Constitutionalist president
  • Antonio Imbert Barrera: 7 May – 30 August 1965 Loyalist president
  • Héctor García Godoy: 3 September 1965 – 1 July 1966
  • Joaquín Balaguer: 1 July 1966 – 16 August 1978
  • Antonio Guzmán Fernández: 16 August 1978 – 4 July 1982
  • Jacobo Majluta Azar: 4 July – 16 August 1982
  • Salvador Jorge Blanco: 16 August 1982 – 16 August 1986
  • Joaquín Balaguer: 16 August 1986 – 16 August 1996
  • Leonel Fernández Reyna: 16 August 1996 – 16 August 2000
  • Hipólito Mejía: 16 August 2000 – 16 August 2004
  • Leonel Fernández Reyna: 16 August 2004 – 16 August 2012
  • Danilo Medina Sánchez: 16 August 2012 – present

References[change | edit source]

  1. Moya Pons, Frank (1997) (in Spanish). Manual de Historia Dominicana. Santiago, D.R.: UCMM. pp. 587-598.