García Godoy, Héctor

García Godoy, Héctor

(ĕk`tōr gärsē`ä gō`thoi), 1921–70, president of the Dominican Republic (1965–66). A lawyer and diplomat, he served as foreign minister under President Juan Bosch and was named provisional president under the auspices of the Organization of American States after the 1965 civil war. He held the country together until elections could be conducted in 1966. He served as ambassador to the United States (1966–69) and ran for president in 1970 against President BalaguerBalaguer, Joaquín
(Joaquín Balaguer Ricardo) , 1907–2002, president of the Dominican Republic (1960–62, 1966–78, 1986–96). A lawyer by trade, he held posts under the dictator Rafael Trujillo Molina.
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, but died unexpectedly of a heart attack during the campaign.
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