Edgar Sanabria

Edgar Sanabria
President of Venezuela
In office
14 November 1958  13 February 1959
Preceded by Wolfgang Larrazábal
Succeeded by Rómulo Betancourt
Personal details
Born Edgar Sanabria Arcia
(1911-10-03)3 October 1911
Caracas, Venezuela
Died 24 April 1989(1989-04-24) (aged 77)
Caracas, Venezuela
Spouse(s) Cecilia Báez Palacios
Alma mater Central University of Venezuela

Edgar Sanabria Arcia (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣar saˈnaβɾja]; 3 October 1911 – 24 April 1989) was a Venezuelan lawyer, diplomat, and politician. He served as the acting President of Venezuela from 1958 to 1959.


He was born in Caracas to his parents Gorge Sanabria Bruzal and Magdalena Arcia.

He graduated from the Central University of Venezuela in 1935, and became a law professor at the same university a year later. He worked for several ministries during the presidency of Isaias Medina Angarita.[1]

He belonged to the provisional Government Junta after the overthrow of Marcos Pérez Jiménez on 23 January 1958, and was interim President of Venezuela in 1959.

After leaving the presidency, he served as Ambassador to the Holy See (1959-1963), Switzerland (1964-1968), and Austria (1968-1970).[2]

He died in Caracas, after a stroke, on 24 April 1989, at age 77.

See also


Political offices
Preceded by
Wolfgang Larrazábal
President of Venezuela

Succeeded by
Rómulo Betancourt
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