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Felipe S. Guzmán

Felipe S. Guzmán
35th President of Bolivia
In office
3 September 1925 – 10 January 1926
Preceded by Bautista Saavedra
Succeeded by Hernando Siles Reyes
Personal details
Born Felipe Segundo Guzmán
(1879-01-17)January 17, 1879
La Paz, Bolivia
Died June 16, 1932(1932-06-16) (aged 53)
La Paz, Bolivia
Nationality Bolivian

Felipe Segundo Guzmán (January 17, 1879 – June 16, 1932) was a Bolivian politician who served as President of Bolivia from September 1925 to August 1926.

Guzmán was born in La Paz, Bolivia. A university professor and scholar, he championed the teaching of Spanish to native Bolivians, and called for a further incorporation into national life of the great mass of "Indians" which comprised the country's majority. He later served as Deputy and Senator in representation of the Republican Party of Bautista Saavedra.

When President Saavedra (1921–25) attempted to prolong his term in office alleging "grave irregularities" in the elections of 1925 (which he annulled), a massive outcry prompted him to leave office. He did so only with the understanding that Congress (controlled by his party) would proclaim as temporary president someone who would do his bidding. Congress, in turn, chose the head of the Senate, Guzmán, who was sworn in on September 3, 1925, and given the task of calling fresh elections within a year. This done, and with the triumph at the polls of the officialist candidate Hernando Siles, Guzmán left office in August 1926 and returned to relative obscurity.

Felipe Segundo Guzmán died in la Paz in June 1932, at the age of 53.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bautista Saavedra
President of Bolivia
1925–1926
Succeeded by
Hernando Siles
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