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Name: Garcia Menocal, Mario (1866-1941)

Historical 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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