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José Eloy Alfaro Delgado
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President of Ecuador
In office
January 16, 1906 – August 12, 1911
Preceded by Lizardo García
Succeeded by Carlos Freile Zaldumbide
President of Ecuador
In office
August 23, 1895 – September 1, 1901
Preceded by Vicente Lucio Salazar
Succeeded by Leónidas Plaza
Supreme Chief of Manabí & Esmeraldas, in rebellion
In office
February, 1883 – October 11, 1883
Personal details
Born (1842-06-25)June 25, 1842
Montecristi, Ecuador
Died January 28, 1912(1912-01-28) (aged 69)
Quito, Ecuador
Nationality Ecuadorian
Spouse(s) Ana Paredes y Arosemena

José Eloy Alfaro Delgado (June 25, 1842 – January 28, 1912) served as President of Ecuador from 1895 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1911. He became one the strongest opponents of pro-Catholic conservative President Gabriel García Moreno. For his central role in the Liberal Revolution of 1895 and for having fought conservatism for almost 30 years, he is known as the Viejo Luchador.

Alfaro was born on June 25, 1842 in Montecristi, Ecuador. He was married to Ana Paredes y Arosemena until his death in 1912. On January 28, 1912, a mob broke out and busted into the prison cell where Alfaro was held at. They dragged him along the streets of Quito, Ecuador. Alfaro was killed during the attack, aged 69.

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