Ramón José Velásquez

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Ramón José Velásquez
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Ramón J. Velásquez during his 93rd birthday, 28 November 2009
President of Venezuela (acting)
In office
5 June 1993 – 2 February 1994
Preceded byOctavio Lepage
Succeeded byRafael Caldera
Minister of Communications of Venezuela
In office
Secretary of the Presidency of Venezuela
In office
Succeeded byManuel Mantilla
Personal details
Born28 November 1916
San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela
Died24 June 2014(2014-06-24) (aged 97)
Caracas, Venezuela
Spouse(s)Ligia Betancourt Mariño
Alma materCentral University of Venezuela

Ramón José Velásquez Mujica (28 November 1916 – 24 June 2014) was an Venezuelan politician. He served as Acting president of Venezuela between 1993 and 1994. He was known as a historian, journalist, lawyer, politician and entertainer of companies for his knowledge of the "national life".

In 1993, when president Carlos Andrés Pérez was impeached, Congress made Velásquez acting president. He served from June 5, 1993 through February 2, 1994.[1]

Velásquez was born on November 28, 1916 in San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela. He studied at Central University of Venezuela. He married Ligia Betancourt Mariño. He moved to Caracas, Venezuela in 1993.

Velásquez died at the age of 97.[2]

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  1. (in Spanish) CIDOB, Ramón José Velásquez Mújica
  2. "Ramón José Velásquez, former Venezuelan President who fought dictatorship, dies". Fox News.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.

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