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José Gregorio Valera

In office
30 November 1878 – 26 February 1879
Preceded by Francisco Linares Alcántara
Succeeded by Antonio Guzmán Blanco

Political party Liberal Party

José Gregorio Valera was President of Venezuela in 1878.

Military and politician, in 1868 defended Turmero from the attack of Los azules (Blue Revolution) led by José Tadeo Monagas, also fought at the battle of San Casimiro. In 1877, exerted the presidency of the Guzmán Blanco state (which no longer exists).

In 1878, rebels against the revolution commanded by José Ignacio Pulido. That year, is designated like Defense Minister, and first delegate of the Republic. On 11 December 1878, organized the Constitutional Convention that summoned president Francisco Linares Alcántara to carry out a reform of the Constitution. After the dead of Linares Alcántara, is named President by the congress (1878 - 1879), being overthrown by the Revolución Reivindicadora that exploded in Valencia, on 28 December 1878.

In 1879, fights La Victoria against the army of the Revolución Reivindicadora. That year an agreement at the Congress, and signed by its president Jacinto Lara took place, which asked for the judgment of Valera of the crime of having killed General Rafael María Gualdrón outside of his legal public functions. The trial was carried out, but was acquitted in 1880.

José Gregorio Valera was half brother of his predecessor Francisco Linares Alcántara.

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