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Female Heads of State of the Dominican Republic (Female Suffrage 1942)
Also see Dominican Republic Ministers
Until 1503 Queen Anacaona of the Maguana (Taino
She was the sister of the tribal chief Boechio Anacauchoa, king of Xaragua or Jaragua and married to King Caonabo, king . When her husband was taken prisoner, sent to Spain and died in a sea voyage, she inherited the tribe of the Maguana. She displayed confidence to maintain unity in the kingdom, fought to maintain peace and depose belligerence relating to the Christians. In September of 1503, she was hung in the province of Xaragua.
1514-15 (or 1515-20) Acting Governor Maria Alvarez de Toledo of Hispaniola/Las Isla Espanola (Spanish Possession)
Today The Dominican Republic and Haïti. Her husband, Cristobal Lebron was governor 1515-16, 1520 and 1523-26.
Vice-President Milagros Ortiz Bosch
In 1963 and 1965 she was Assistant of her relative President Bosch, imprisoned 1963 and in exile 1964-65, academic career, 1982-90 Assessor of the Cámara de Diputados, Senator 1990-2000, Vice-President of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano from 1991. Secretary of Education 2000-04 and in 2004 Candidate in the Party Primaries for the post of presidential candidate. Mother of a son born 1967. (b. 1936-)
2012- Vice-President Margarita Cedeño Lizardo de Fernández
Last update 12.02.16