Delgado Chalbaud, Carlos (1909–1950)

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Delgado Chalbaud, Carlos (1909–1950)

Carlos Delgado Chalbaud (b. 20 January 1909; d. 13 November 1950), president of Venezuela's military junta (1948–1950). Son of a famous Venezuelan general, Delgado received a degree in military engineering in France. Upon his return to Venezuela, he entered the army and rose rapidly in the officer ranks. From 1945 to 1948 he served as a member of the revolutionary junta and as war minister. After the 1948 military coup, Delgado, now a lieutenant colonel, served as president of the military junta until his assassination in 1950. One of the best-educated Venezuelan military men of his generation, he was regarded as a voice of political moderation among his army colleagues.


Ana Mercedes Pérez, La verdad inédita: Historia de la Revolución de Octubre revelada por sus dirigentes militares, 2d ed. (Buenos Aires, 1953).

Winfield J. Burggraaff, The Venezuelan Armed Forces in Politics, 1935–1959 (1972).

Additional Bibliography

Altuve Carrillo, Leonardo. Los idus de noviembre: asesinato del presidente de la Junta Militar. Caracas: Ediciones Roca Interamericana, 1992.

                                 Winfield J. Burggraaff