|President of Ecuador|
December 2, 1938 – November 17, 1939
|Preceded by||Manuel María Borrero|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Alberto Arroyo|
|Born||August 2, 1883|
|Died||November 17, 1939 (aged 56)|
|Political party||Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Judith Pérez Dávalos|
Mosquera was born in Quito. He studied medicine in Quito, then went to Paris to carry in with his education.
In 1938, after the removal of Manuel María Borrero, he was named President of Ecuador. During his short time as president, with the support of the army, he dissolved the National Assembly and reestablished the Constitution of 1906, known for its secularity.
His term as president ended when he died on November 17, 1939 in Quito from a heart attack, aged 56.