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|Acting President of Chile|
November 25, 1941 – April 2, 1942
|Preceded by||Pedro Aguirre Cerda|
|Succeeded by||Juan Antonio Ríos|
Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia
September 25, 1887
|Died||14 June 1959 (aged 71)|
|Political party||Radical Party|
|Spouse(s)||Amelia Toyos Reales|
|Alma mater||Universidad de Chile|
He was born in Chañaral, where he completed his secondary studies. In 1914 he graduated as an MD from the Universidad de Chile. President Pedro Aguirre Cerda appointed him Minister of the Interior. At the death of President Aguirre Cerda on November 25, 1941, he became provisional President. He called for presidential elections that were won by Juan Antonio Ríos on February 1, 1942.
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