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Ascensión Esquivel

President of Costa Rica
Term of office:  8 May 1902 to
8 May 1906
– Preceded by:   Rafael Yglesias
– Succeeded by:  Cleto González
(first term)
Date of birth: 10 May 1844
Place of birth: Rivas, Nicaragua
Date of death: 15 April 1923
Place of death: San José

Ascensión Esquivel Ibarra (May 10, 1844 in Rivas, Nicaragua - April 15, 1923) was a Nicaraguan-born President of Costa Rica from 1902 to 1906. Esquivel became a naturalized Costa Rican in 1869.

He first ran for the presidency in 1889, but was defeated by José Joaquín Rodríguez. The election that saw him elected in 1901 was his second presidential bid.

After his presidential term, he served as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, from 1917 to 1920.



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