Jose Napoleon Duarte

Jose Napoleon Duarte

Birth
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, El Salvador
Death 23 Feb 1990 (aged 64)
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Burial San Salvador, Municipio de San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Memorial ID 11724184 · View Source
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El Salvadorian President. A Christian Democrat, he was mayor of San Salvador (1964–70). In 1972, Duarte was elected president, but was exiled by the army. He was allowed to return (1979), and in 1980 was named to the ruling military junta, which later named him president. He was forced from office (1982) when the government turned to the far right. With strong U.S. backing, he became president again (1984), but failed in his promises to achieve land reform, stem death squad activity, and negotiate with the leftist rebels. He died of cancer shortly after leaving office.

Bio by: Erik Lander


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 11 Sep 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11724184
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jose Napoleon Duarte (23 Nov 1925–23 Feb 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11724184, citing Cementerio Jardines del Recuerdo, San Salvador, Municipio de San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador ; Maintained by Find A Grave .