Dominican Republic politician
1906 – Born on the 1st of September in Navarrete, a small town in northern Dominican Republic.
1954-1955 – He served as Dominican Republic foreign minister.
1955-1957 – Became Dominican Republic Education and Arts minister.
1957-1960 – Elected as Vice-President of Dominican Republic.
1966-1961 – Balaguer declared as President of Dominican Republic.
1962-1965 – He exile in US.
1963 – Founded Social Christian Reformist Party.
1966-1978 – Became the President of the Dominican Republic.
1973 – Balaguer oversaw the military defeat of a guerilla invasion by Dominican expatriates led by former Dominican National Guard Colonel Francisco A. Caamaño Deñó at Playa Caracoles, near Azua.
1986 – Returned to office for a fourth term.
1996 – Left office for the second time at age 90 and practically blind.
2000 – He ran for president again in election but placed third with 24.6% of the first-round vote.
2002 – He died on 14th of July because of heart failure; Balaguer never married and had no children.