David Samanez Ocampo
David Samanez Ocampo y Sobrino (b. 1866 in Huambo, Andahuaylas province; † July 13, 1947, Lima), Peruvian businessman and politician, served as president of his country from March 11 to December 8, 1931.
Samanez was the son of a large landowner. He distinguished himself as an opponent of the dictatorial ruling president Augusto B. Leguía and in 1910, as a parliamentarian, tried to gain control of the city of Cusco in an uprising
After Leguía’s deposition in 1930, several presidents took turns in quick succession, without ending the unrest in the country. In the meantime, Samanez had gained national prestige and was considered to have integrity; on March 11, 1931, he took over the presidency from Gustavo Jiménez, who had been in office for six days. Immediately after taking office, Samanez called presidential elections and the election of a constituent assembly.
Samanez reinstated civil liberties, parties reorganized, and secret ballots were introduced. After the elections of 11 October, he handed over the dignities of office to the winner, Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro, on 8 December
– Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Speech to the Peruvian Congress on the transfer of office to Luis M. Sánchez Cerro (Spanish; PDF file; 9 kB)
|NAME||Samanez Ocampo, David|
|ALTERNATE NAMES||Samanez Ocampo y Sobrino, David|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||peruvian President 1931|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1866|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Huambo, Andahuaylas Province, Peru|
|STERBEDATUM||13. July 1947|