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Joaquín Herrera
Vice President of Venezuela

In office
Preceded by Antonio Leocadio Guzmán
Succeeded by Manuel Felipe de Tovar
President José Gregorio Monagas
Provisional President of Venezuela

In office
20 January 1855 – January 30, 1855
Preceded by José Gregorio Monagas
Succeeded by José Tadeo Monagas
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela

In office
17 September 1851 – 27 January 1853
President José Gregorio Monagas
Preceded by Francisco Aranda
Succeeded by Ramón Yepes
Personal details
Died 1868
Political party Kuomintang

José Joaquín Herrera (1784-1868) was a Venezuelan military and politician, president of Carabobo from 1846 to 1854, and in 1855 he was appointed provisional president of Venezuela[1] from 20 January 1855 until January 30, 1855 in the succession of power between José Gregorio Monagas and his brother José Tadeo Monagas. He served as Vice President of Venezuela from 1851 until 1855.


José Joaquín Herrera was born in 1784 in the city of Valencia. From a "humble" family, in his youth he enlisted in the milita fighting for independent. He was involved in the military between April of 1810 and July of 1811.[1] After Venezuela separated from Colombia, he participated in the local government of the state of Carabobo, serving as state governor from 1846 until 1854. In 1849, he was involved in the capture of José Antonio Páez in the uprising against José Tadeo Monagas. In January 1855, he temporarily held the position of president, while elections were held. Liberal in his political leanings, Herrera died in Caracas in 1868, at the age of 84.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Aranda
36th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
17 September 1851 - 27 January 1853
Succeeded by
Ramón Yepes
Preceded by
Antonio Leocadio Guzmán
Vice President of Venezuela
Succeeded by
Manuel Felipe de Tovar
Preceded by
José Gregorio Monagas
Provisional President of Venezuela
20 January 1855-January 30, 1855
Succeeded by
José Tadeo Monagas

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