Tancrède Auguste

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Tancrède Auguste
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20th President of Haiti
In office
August 8, 1912 – May 2, 1913
Preceded by Cincinnatus Leconte
Succeeded by Michel Oreste
Minister of Interior and Police
In office
November 24, 1908 – November 30, 1908
President Pierre Nord Alexis
Preceded by Villehardouin Leconte
Succeeded by Reneaud Hyppolite
In office
December 13, 1897 – May 12, 1902
President Tirésias Simon Sam
Preceded by François Luxembourg Cauvin
Succeeded by Saint-Fort Colin
In office
November 12, 1895 – April 6, 1896
President Florvil Hyppolite
Preceded by Souffrant Papillon
Succeeded by Louis Joseph Buteau
Personal details
Born Jean Antoine Tancrède Auguste
(1856-03-16)March 16, 1856
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
Died May 2, 1913(1913-05-02) (aged 57)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Political party National Party
Spouse(s) Rose Joseph Ansolinette Durand
Profession Military general

Jean Antoine Tancrède Auguste (March 16, 1856 – May 2, 1913) as the 20th President of Haiti from August 8, 1912 until his death in office on May 2, 1913. He assumed the presidency the day that Cincinnatus Leconte died in office from a massive explosion that destroyed the presidential palace. Auguste served in this capacity for less than one year, as he became ill and died while traveling in the north of the country in early May 1913. It is widely believed by some sources that he was the victim of poisoning.[citation needed] He was the grandfather of Haitian writer Jacques Roumain.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cincinnatus Leconte
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President of Haiti

Succeeded by
Michel Oreste