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Mario Garcia Menocal Photograph Collection

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Mario Garcia Menocal Photograph Collection, circa 1910s | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Fernando Espino

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ID: CHC5383

Creator: Garcia Menocal, Mario (1866-1941)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Abstract

The Mario Garcia Menocal photograph collection contains photographs and memorabilia relating to former Cuban president Mario Garcia Menocal (1866-1941).

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The Mario Garcia Menocal photograph collection contains photographs and memorabilia relating to former Cuban president Mario Garcia Menocal (1866-1941). The photographs are mostly of his family and military career.

Biographical Note

Aurelio Mario Gabriel Francisco García Menocal y Deop was President of Cuba, from 1913 to 1921. García Menocal studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and worked as a sugar planter and engineer in Cuba before entering politics.

He joined the rebel forces of General Máximo Gómez during the Cuban War of Independence of 1895-1898, where he gained fame as a military leader. He was quickly thrust into the politics of the young Republic of Cuba, where he was elected president in 1912. His terms as president saw Cuba's participation in World War I.

García Menocal married Mariana Seva y Rodríguez and the couple had three children: Mario, Raúl and Georgina García Menocal y Seva. He died in Santiago de Cuba in 1936.

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Presidents - Cuba

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Purchase, 2014.

Preferred Citation: Mario Garcia Menocal photograph collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Collection-level record by Fernando Espino, November 2014.




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