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Ramón José Velásquez
Ramón J. Velásquez during his 93rd birthday, 28 November 2009
|President of Venezuela (acting)|
5 June 1993 – 2 February 1994
|Preceded by||Octavio Lepage|
|Succeeded by||Rafael Caldera|
|Minister of Communications of Venezuela|
|Secretary of the Presidency of Venezuela|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Mantilla|
|Born||28 November 1916
San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela
|Died||24 June 2014
|Spouse(s)||Ligia Betancourt Mariño|
|Alma mater||Central University of Venezuela|
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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