Óscar Diego Gestido

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Óscar Diego Gestido
27° Constitutional President of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 1967 – December 6, 1967
Vice PresidentJorge Pacheco Areco
Preceded byAlberto Héber
Succeeded byJorge Pacheco
Personal details
Born(1901-11-28)November 28, 1901
Montevideo, Uruguay
DiedDecember 6, 1967(1967-12-06) (aged 66)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyColorado Party
Spouse(s)Elisa de los Campos
OccupationPolitical, soldier

Óscar Diego Gestido Pose (Montevideo, Uruguay November 28, 1901 – Montevideo, December 6, 1967) was president of Uruguay in 1967.


Diego Gestido was from a military background, and served in the military for 36 years before retiring with the rank of general in 1957. Afterwards he had an important participation during the Uruguayan floods of April 1959, being considered a hero.

He was also a member of the Colorado Party.

President of Uruguay[edit]

On 27 November 1966 elections were celebrated, together with a constitutional referendum which gave place to a new Constitution restoring one-person presidency. Diego Gestido was elected President of Uruguay, a post he held from March 1, 1967, to December 6, 1967.

Prominent people in his government included Vice President of Uruguay Jorge Pacheco Areco, César Charlone, Luis Hierro Gambardella, Julio Lacarte Muró, Manuel Flores Mora, and Zelmar Michelini, who later co-founded the Frente Amplio grouping.

Death and succession[edit]

Diego Gestido died in office. His remains were buried at the Central Cemetery of Montevideo.[1]

His death meant that three Uruguayan Presidents had died in office in a 20-year period.

He was succeeded by his vice president, Jorge Pacheco Areco.


His brother Álvaro Gestido was a notable Uruguayan football player.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Burial of President Gestido". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alberto Héber
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Jorge Pacheco