Juan José Estrada

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Juan José Estrada Morales
President of Nicaragua
In office
30 August 1910 – 9 May 1911
Preceded byLuis Mena (Acting)
Succeeded byAdolfo Díaz
Personal details
Born(1872-01-01)1 January 1872
Managua, Nicaragua
Died11 July 1967(1967-07-11) (aged 95)
Managua, Nicaragua
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseSalvadora Avilés

Juan José Estrada Morales (1 January 1872 in Managua – 11 July 1967 in Managua)[1][2] was the President of Nicaragua from 29 August 1910 to 9 May 1911.[3]


Juan José Estrada Morales was a Nicaraguan military and political figure who acted as President of Nicaragua from August 29, 1910, to May 9, 1911.

Estrada was a member of the Liberal Party of Nicaragua. In 1909 he began a rebellion against the liberal government of José Santos Zelaya, who soon resigned, and in August 1910 the unstable liberal government that succeeded him fell, and on Aug. 29 Estrada became president after his brother José Dolores Estrada Morales transferred the command to him,[4] with his new Conservative government supported by the United States. During the conservative regime that followed his presidency for over 15 years, US Marines had a presence in Nicaragua.

Estrada was born and died in Managua. He came from a humble family of handcrafters of liberal ideology that produced four military men, a colonel and three generals, who became outstanding in Nicaraguan military history. These were José Dolores Estrada Morales, Aurelio, Irineo and himself, who were known as Los Gracos in honor to the Roman Gracchi family.

His three brothers were mayors of Managua: Irineo in 1899, José Dolores in 1901, and Aurelio in 1903. The last was Generalissimo in the victory of the Battle of Namasigüe in 1907. They were all progressive and popular mayors, who built the Parque Central and planted trees all around the city. Estrada died on 11 July 1967 at the age of 95.

Political offices
Preceded by President of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Preceded by Oldest living state leader
15 May 1966 – 11 July 1967
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Profile of Juan José Estrada
  2. ^ "Index E".
  3. ^ "Gobernantes de Nicaragua". Ministerio de Educación. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09.
  4. ^ Bolaños Geyer, Enrique. Lista cronológica de gobernantes de Nicaragua. Disponible en http://sajurin.enriquebolanos.org/vega/docs/Lista_cronologica_de_gobernantes_desde_1838_hasta_2014.pdf