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Anselmo Alliegro

President of Cuba
In office
January 1, 1959 – January 2, 1959
Preceded by Fulgencio Batista
Succeeded by Carlos Modesto Piedra

Born December 8, 1899(1899-12-08)
Yaguajay, Cuba
Died July 15, 1961 (aged 61)
Miami, Florida, United States

Anselmo Alliegro y Milá (December 8, 1899 – July 15, 1961) was a Cuban politician who served as the Acting President of Cuba for one day (January 1 - January 2, 1959) after the departure of General Fulgencio Batista from the country.

He previously held the position of President of the Cuban Senate in 1954 and 1959. He also served as Prime Minister of Cuba in 1944. He was also Mayor of the town of Baracoa, Representative in the Cuban Congress of 1925, 1940, 1945; Minister of Commerce 1942, Minister of Education, and Minister of Housing.

Alliegro was the son of an Italian, Miguel Alliegro Esculpino and a Catalana, Donatila Milá. He was married to Ana Durán with whom he had one child, Anselmo Alliegro Jr., He also had a daughter Rosa Maria, "Polita", from his previous marriage. And he adopted Ana Duran's son Alfredo G. Duran a product of his wife's first marriage.


  • Otero, Juan Joaquin (1954). Libro De Cuba, Una Enciclopedia Ilustrada Que Abarca Las Artes, Las Letras, Las Ciencias, La Economia, La Politica, La Historia, La Docencia, Y ElProgreso General De La Nacion Cubana - Edicion Conmemorative del Cincuentenario de la Republica de Cuba, 1902-1952.   (Spanish)
  • Jimenez, Guillermo (2006). Los Propietarios De Cuba 1958. Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, Havana, Cuba. ISBN 9590608302.   (Spanish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Fulgencio Batista
President of Cuba
Succeeded by
Carlos Modesto Piedra


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