Maximiliano Hernández Martínez

Maximiliano Hernández Martínez was President of El Salvador from 1931 to 1944, and during that time ruled his country in a personalist, authoritarian way.

Maximiliano Hernández Martínez

Maximiliano Hernández Martínez was born in San Salvador in 1882. He was appointed head of the Department of the Ministry of war and Navy war in 1921, and Vice President in 1931, year in which overthrew President Arturo Araujo and took charge of the highest Magistracy of the Republic and of the command of the army. In 1932, a peasant revolt in Izalco he faced with severity. He was re-elected in 1935 and again in 1939.

During his tenure in the office of the President reduced public spending, promoted public works and protected coffee farms. After the outbreak of the second world war, Maximiliano Hernández Martínez aligned to his country on the side of the allies. When, in 1944, there were to be re-elected, a popular revolt forced him to flee the country.

Maximiliano Hernández Martínez went into exile in Honduras, where he lived until his death in Jamastran in 1966.

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