Presidents of Cuba

 PRESIDENT From To
Tomás Estrada Palma 20-May-02 28-Sep-06
José Miguel Gómez 28-Jan-09 20-May-13
Mario García Menocal 20-May-13 20-May-21
Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso 20-May-21 20-May-25
Gerardo Machado 20-May-25 12-Aug-33
Ramón Grau 5-Sep-33 10-Sep-33
Miguel Mariano Gómez 20-May-36 24-Dec-36
Federico Laredo Brú 24-Dec-36 10-Oct-40
Fulgencio Batista 10-Oct-40 10-Oct-44
Ramón Grau 10-Oct-44 10-Oct-48
Carlos Prío Socarrás 10-Oct-48 10-Mar-52
Fulgencio Batista * 10-Mar-52 24-Feb-55
Manuel Urrutia Lleó ** 3-Jan-59 18-Jul-59
Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado ** 18-Jul-59 2-Dec-76
Fidel Castro ** 2-Dec-76 24-Feb-08
Raúl Castro ** 31-Jul-06 Incumbent

*Dictator Batista conducted coup d’état March 10, 1952. In 1954 he named Andrés Domingo Morales del Castillo as president but later Batista was elected President in free elections in 1955, although boycotted by several political parties. In 1958 free elections were once again held and boycotted and Andrés Rivero Agüero was elected but never served as government collapsed January 1, 1959.

**Presidents in name only as they were never elected and Fidel Castro was the dictator.

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