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Juan Bosch
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Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg 43rd President of the Dominican Republic
In office
February 27, 1963 – September 25, 1963
Vice President Armando González Tamayo
Preceded by Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly
Succeeded by Víctor Elby Viñas Román
Personal details
Born (1909-06-30)June 30, 1909
La Vega, Dominican Republic
Died November 1, 2001(2001-11-01) (aged 92)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Political party Revolutionary (1939-73)
Dominican Liberation Party flag.svg Liberation (1973-2001)

Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño (30 June 1909 – 1 November 2001) was a politician, historian, short story writer, essayist, and educator. He was the first democratically elected President of the Dominican Republic in 38 years. He served as president from February through September of 1963. Before this, he had been the leader of the Dominican opposition in exile to the dictatorial regime of Rafael Trujillo for over 25 years.

In 1934, he married Isabel García and had two children with her: Leon and Carolina. During Trujillo's dictatorship, Bosch was jailed for his political ideas, being released after several months. In 1938, Bosch managed to leave the country, settling in Puerto Rico.

Juan Bosch died on November 1, 2001 after a long hospitalization period in Santo Domingo. He was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and was hospitalized for respiratory failure. As a former President, he received the corresponding honors at the National Palace, and was buried in his hometown of La Vega.

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