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PRESIDENT FULGENCIO BATISTA ZALDIVAR (CUBA) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/30/1955 CO-SIGNED BY: PRIME MINISTER CARLOS SALADRIGAS (CUBA) - DOCUMENT 279543

 

FULGENCIO BATISTA Y ZALDIVAR, CO-SIGNED BY: CARLOS SALADRIGAS

President Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar and his Foreign Minister Carlos Saladrigas both signed this document in 1955, recognizing a Maryland resident as a member of the United States Army during the Spanish American War. Cuba gained its independence from Spain after the Spanish American War

Document signed "F Batista" as President and "Carlos Saladrigas" as Foreign Minister. 1 page, 9¾x12¾, 1 page folded, with embossed Cuban seal at top edge and 2-inch diameter embossed Presidential and Foreign Ministry seals near bottom edge. Presidential Palace, Havana, Cuba, Aug. 30, 1955. In Spanish, translated: "The President of the Republic of Cuba In as much as John B. DeLancy Sergeant of the Army of the United States, this is substantiation that he served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, or in their auxiliary organization during the Spanish American War. Therefore: In accordance with Law No. 867 of Feb. 13, 1935, is conceded to him the Medal of the Spanish American War. And let it be understood, this diploma is issued, which the Minister of State of the Republic authenticates, in this Palace of the President, Havana, Aug. 30, 1955." Lightly toned and creased. Missing top right edge. Light tears at right edge. FLORENCIO BATISTA Y ZALDIVAR (1901-1973) led the "revolt of the sergeants" that seized power in Cuba in 1933. As dictator, he controlled Cuba's government from 1933 to 1940, when he assumed the title of President of Cuba (1940-1944). He retired in 1944 but returned to power by an army coup in 1952. Batista ruled until the last day of 1958, when he fled the advancing forces of Fidel Castro. CARLOS EDUARDO RAMON SALADRIGAS Y ZAYAS (1900-1956) was a Cuban politician and diplomat. He was a prominent lawyer who served as Senator (1936-1940), Minister of Justice (1934), Foreign Minister (1933) and (1955-1956), Prime Minister of Cuba (1940-1942), Ambassador to Great Britain, and presidential candidate in the elections of 1944. Lightly discolored around edges from frame. Two paperclip impressions and rust stains at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: 1 page typed secretarial letter of transmittal, written on Republic of Cuba stationery in Spanish. Havana, Cuba, Feb, 17, 1956, with purple ink Cuban Foreign Ministry date stamp in top right corner for Feb. 22, 1956.  Addressed to Señor John B. De Lancy, North East, Maryland. Lightly toned, soiled, creased and rippled. Two paper clip impressions, rust stain and small torn hole in top left corner. Otherwise in fine condition. Cuba gained its independence from Spain after the Spanish American War.


 



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PRESIDENT FULGENCIO BATISTA ZALDIVAR (CUBA)
Born: January 16, 1901 in Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973 in Marbella, Spain


Film Credits
2012 Cuba, Batista et la mafia (Other), 2007-2008 Mobsters (Other), 2005 American Experience (Other), 1998 Cold War (Other), 1996 Biography (Other), 1994 The Century of Warfare (Other), 1993 American Justice: Target - Mafia (Other), 1961 The Square World of Jack Paar (in person), 1959 The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution (in person)


PRIME MINISTER CARLOS SALADRIGAS (CUBA)
Born: October 13, 1900 in Havana, Cuba
Died: April 15, 1956 in Havana, Cuba



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