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Anastasio Somoza García
Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza García was officially the 21st President of Nicaragua from January 1, 1937 to May 1, 1947 and from May 21, 1950 to September 29, 1956, but reigned as as a dictator from 1936 until his assassination. Anastasio Somoza founded the Somoza family, a family dictatorship that maintained absolute control over Nicaragua for 42 years. The son of a wealthy coffee farmer, Somoza trained in the United States. After returning to Nicaragua, he helped overthrow President Adolfo Díaz. He becomes Secretary of State and takes the title of "general". With the help of the US Marines, who were occupying Nicaragua at the time, Somoza became head of the National Guard. This gave him the power to remove his wife's uncle, Juan Bautista Sacasa, from the presidency and become president himself in 1937. In 1947, a nominal ally succeeded him, but he still holds the power. A month after the inauguration of his successor, Somoza used the army to launch a coup.
Born February 1, 1896, San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua
Died September 29, 1956, Ancón, Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Nationality Nicaraguan
Political party Nationalist Liberal Party
Children Lillian Somoza Debayle, Luis Somoza Debayle, Anastasio Somoza Debayle
Profession Politician, Army General
Vice President Vacant
Preceded by Manuel Fernando Zurita
Succeeded by Luis Somoza Debayle

About Anastasio Somoza García

From 1937 until his assassination in 1947, Nicaraguan tyrant who dominated the country with an iron fist. For more than four decades, his offspring would have complete power over their country.

Anastasio Somoza García before fame

He was moved to live with family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was a youngster, where he attended the Pierce School of Business Administration.

Achievement of Anastasio Somoza García

He ordered the death of Nicaraguan independence fighter Politician Augusto Sandino, who went on to become a martyr for the revolutionary movement that eventually overthrew the dynasty he founded.

Anastasio Somoza García family life

With his wife, Salvadora Debayle, he had two sons and a daughter.

Associations of Anastasio Somoza García

He, like Politician Jacobo Arbenz, was the dictator of a Central American country.

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Latest information about Anastasio Somoza García updated on March 20 2022.