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| José Figueres |
(politician, businessman, spook)
|Born||José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer|
25 September 1906
San Ramón, Alajuela
|Died||8 June 1990 (Age 83)|
José Figueres was President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958 and 1970–1974. During his first term in office he abolished the country's army, nationalized its banking sector, and granted women and blacks the right to vote.
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