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Alberto Enríquez Gallo

Supreme Chief of Ecuador

Gil Alberto Enríquez Gallo (24 July 1895 – 13 July 1962) was President of Ecuador 1937–1938.

Alberto Enríquez Gallo
President of Ecuador
In office
October 23, 1937 – August 10, 1938
Preceded byFederico Páez
Succeeded byManuel María Borrero
Personal details
Born(1895-07-24)July 24, 1895
Quito, Ecuador
DiedJuly 13, 1962(1962-07-13) (aged 66)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
ReligionRoman Catholic

Enriquez was a general in the Ecuadorian army and served as Minister of National Defense in the government of Federico Páez. In September 1937, he overthrew Páez in a military coup. Although he ruled for less than a year, Enríquez achieved note as a social reformer by his promulgation of the Labor Code of 1938.

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