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Ramón José Velásquez
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Ramón J. Velásquez during his 93rd birthday, 28 November 2009
President of Venezuela (acting)
In office
5 June 1993 – 2 February 1994
Preceded by Octavio Lepage
Succeeded by Rafael Caldera
Minister of Communications of Venezuela
In office
1969–1971
Secretary of the Presidency of Venezuela
In office
1959–1963
Succeeded by Manuel Mantilla
Personal details
Born 28 November 1916
San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela
Died 24 June 2014(2014-06-24) (aged 97)
Caracas, Venezuela
Spouse(s) Ligia Betancourt Mariño
Alma mater Central University of Venezuela
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Ramón José Velásquez Mujica (28 November 1916 - 24 June 2014) was an Venezuelan politician. He served as Acting president of Venezuela between 1993 and 1994. He was known as a historian, journalist, lawyer, politician and entertainer of companies for his knowledge of the "national life".

In 1993, when president Carlos Andrés Pérez was impeached, Congress made Velásquez acting president. He served from June 5, 1993 through February 2, 1994.

Velásquez was born on November 28, 1916 in San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela. He studied at Central University of Venezuela. He married Ligia Betancourt Mariño. He moved to Caracas, Venezuela in 1993.

Velásquez died at the age of 97.

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