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Manuel Márquez Sterling

In office
18 January 1934 – 18 January 1934
Vice President None
Preceded by Carlos Hevia
Succeeded by Carlos Mendieta

Born August 28, 1872(1872-08-28)
Lima, Peru
Died December 9, 1934 (aged 62)
Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Spouse(s) Mercedes Márquez Sterling y Ziburo

Manuel Márquez Sterling (born Carlos Manuel Agustin Márquez Sterling y Loret de Mola on August 28, 1872 in Lima, Peru – December 9, 1934, Washington, DC, United States) was a Cuban diplomat and the 9th President of Cuba for a few hours on January 18, 1934.

He was an attorney, was Ambassador of Cuba to Mexico and later to the United States. He was married to his cousin, Mercedes Márquez Sterling y Ziburo. His nephew was Carlos Márquez Sterling.

He tied for 16-17th in the Paris 1900 chess tournament (Emanuel Lasker won) played during the world exhibition.


  • Fulgencio Batista: Volume 1, From Revolutionary to Strongman, Argote-Freyre, Frank (Rutgers, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2006) ISBN 0-8135-3701-0
  • 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)
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Hevia
President of Cuba
January 18, 1934
Succeeded by
Carlos Mendieta
Preceded by
Carlos Saladrigas
Foreign Minister of Cuba
Succeeded by
Cosme de la Torriente y Peraza


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