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Victorino Marquez Bustillos

Victorino Marquez Bustillos was President of Venezuela 1915–1922. Although he was elected by Congress, Juan Vicente Gomez, his predecessor, remained the real power behind the presidency.

Early life

Marquez Bustillos was born in Guanare, Portuguesa state, in 1858. A lawyer and politician, he was the provisional president of Venezuela during the period between 1915–1922. Victorino Marquez and Virginia Bustillos were his parents. He married with Enriqueta Iragorry Briceno. He initiated his career in Trujillo, under the direction of the caudillos Juan Bautista Araujo and Leopoldo Bautista. Also, he was chief editor of the newspaper El Trujillano between 1877 ...

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