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Ramon Grau San Martin
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1887
Death: Jul. 28, 1969

President of Cuba (1933–34, 1944–48). Professor of medicine at the Univ. of Havana, Grau San Martín opposed Gerardo Machado. He then joined with student radicals and the military junta that ousted Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and was named provisional president. Grau was in turn removed from office by a coup led by Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar. He lost the presidential election to Batista in 1940, but he won in the free election of 1944 and as president launched a widely hailed program of social and economic readjustment. Corruption and nepotism were soon rife, and former supporters turned against him. A booming economy, however, favored the election (1948) of Grau's candidate, Carlos Prío Socarrás. Grau's political influence remained strong during Prío's regime, and when Batista ousted Prío (1952) in a second coup, he retained a measure of popularity. In 1954 he ran against Batista but charged fraud before the election and retired. After Batista's ouster (1959) by Fidel Castro, Grau remained in Cuba.

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón
La Habana, Cuba
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Feb 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48042349
Ramon Grau San Martin
Added by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Ramon Grau San Martin
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Con agradecimiento y respeto, fue usted un amigo indiscutible de la democracia cubana y aquellos que siempre creimos en su ideal de democracia y progreso para Cuba siempre lo honramos en nuestras mentes y corazones
- Luis DeQuesada
 Added: Nov. 12, 2011

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