Raúl Leoni

President of Venezuela (1964-1969i

Raúl Leoni Otero (26 April 1905 – 5 July 1972) was the President of Venezuela from 1964 until 1969. He was a member of the Generation of 1928 and a charter member of the Acción Democrática party, and the first Labor minister of Venezuela (during El Trienio Adeco, 1945–48).

Raúl Leoni
Raúl Leoni 1965.jpg
President of Venezuela
In office
13 March 1964 – 11 March 1969
Preceded byRómulo Betancourt
Succeeded byRafael Caldera
Personal details
Raúl Leoni Otero

(1905-04-26)26 April 1905
El Manteco, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Died5 July 1972(1972-07-05) (aged 67)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyAcción Democrática
Spouse(s)Carmen América Fernández Alcalá (Menca de Leoni)

Personal life and deathEdit

Raúl Leoni was married to Carmen América Fernández, who served as First Lady of Venezuela from 1964–1969 and has one son named Álvaro. Leoni died on 5 July 1972 when he was 67 years old, at the Cornell Medical Center in New York City, where he was recovering from medical treatment after suffering a hemorrhage.