Jerónimo Méndez

Jerónimo Méndez
Acting President of Chile
In office
November 25, 1941  April 2, 1942
Preceded by Pedro Aguirre Cerda
Succeeded by Juan Antonio Ríos
Personal details
Born (1887-09-25)September 25, 1887
Chañaral, Chile
Died 14 June 1959(1959-06-14) (aged 71)
Santiago, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Radical Party
Alma mater Universidad de Chile

Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia (September 25, 1887 14 June 1959) was a Chilean politician who served as provisional president.

He was born in Chañaral, where he completed his secondary studies. In 1914 he graduated as an MD from the Universidad de Chile. President Pedro Aguirre Cerda appointed him Minister of the Interior. At the death of President Aguirre Cerda on November 25, 1941, he became provisional President. He called for presidential elections that were won by Juan Antonio Ríos on February 1, 1942.

Political offices
Preceded by
Leonardo Guzmán
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Alfredo Rosende
Preceded by
Pedro Aguirre Cerda
President of Chile
Succeeded by
Juan Antonio Ríos
Preceded by
Miguel Etchebarne
Minister of Public Health,
Social Assistance and Welfare

Succeeded by
Sótero del Río

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