Leónidas Plaza

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Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez
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President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1901 – August 31, 1905
Vice PresidentAlfredo Baquerizo Moreno
Preceded byEloy Alfaro
Succeeded byLizardo García
President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1912 – August 31, 1916
Preceded byFrancisco Andrade Marín
Succeeded byAlfredo Baquerizo
Personal details
Born(1865-04-19)April 19, 1865
Manabí, Ecuador
DiedNovember 17, 1932(1932-11-17) (aged 67)
Huigra, Guayas, Ecuador
NationalityEcuadorian
Political partyEcuadorian 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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