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Raúl Leoni

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Raúl Leoni
President of Venezuela
In office
13 March 1964 – 11 March 1969
Preceded byRómulo Betancourt
Succeeded byRafael Caldera
Personal details
Raúl Leoni Otero

(1905-04-26)26 April 1905
El Manteco, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Died5 July 1972(1972-07-05) (aged 67)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyAcción Democrática
Spouse(s)Carmen América Fernández Alcalá (Menca de Leoni)

Raúl Leoni Otero (26 April 1905 – 5 July 1972) was the President of Venezuela from 1964 until 1969. He was a member of the Generation of 1928 and a charter member of the Acción Democrática party, and the first Labor minister of Venezuela (during El Trienio Adeco, 1945–48).

Personal life and death[change | change source]

Raúl Leoni was married to Carmen América Fernández, who served as First Lady of Venezuela from 1964–1969 and has one son named Álvaro. Leoni died on 5 July 1972 when he was 67 years old, at the Cornell Medical Center in New York City, where he was recovering from medical treatment after suffering a hemorrhage.