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Manuel Urrutia Lleó
Manuel Urrutia in 1959
|13th President of Cuba|
January 3, 1959 – July 18, 1959
|Preceded by||Carlos Modesto Piedra|
|Succeeded by||Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado|
December 8, 1901|
Yaguajay, Las Villas, Cuba
|Died||July 5, 1981
Queens, New York, United States
|Political party||Independent (Liberal)|
Manuel Urrutia Lleó (December 8, 1901 – 5 July 1981) was a liberal Cuban lawyer and politician. He campaigned against the Gerardo Machado government and the second presidency of Fulgencio Batista during the 1950s, before serving as president in the first revolutionary government of 1959. Urrutia resigned his position after only seven months, owing to a series of disputes with revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, and emigrated to the United States shortly afterward.
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