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First Ladies and Gentlemen of Ecuador
Incumbent
Lavinia Valbonesi
since 23 November 2023
ResidenceCarondelet Palace
Inaugural holderMercedes Jijón
Formation22 September 1830

First ladies and gentlemen of Ecuador are the wives and husbands of the presidents of Ecuador. There has been only one first gentleman of Ecuador to date, Eduardo Peña Triviño, the husband of former acting president Rosalía Arteaga Serrano.

List of first ladies and gentlemen of Ecuador

Type of government

  Constitutional
  Interim
  By Fact
Picture Name President Term in office
Holders of the title "Wife of the President"
Mercedes Jijón Juan José Flores 1830–1834
Baltazara Calderón de Rocafuerte Vicente Rocafuerte y Bejarano 1835–1839
(1º) Mercedes Jijón Juan José Flores 1839–1845
María Rosa Icaza José Joaquín de Olmedo
(Head of the Provisional Government)
1845–1845
Juana Andrade Fuente Fría Vicente Ramón Roca 1845–1849
Carmen Salinas de la Vega Manuel de Ascazubi y Matheu
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1849–1850
Tomasa Carbo y Noboa Diego Noboa 1850–1851
Teresa Jado José María Urvina y Viteri 1851–1856
Carmen de Santistevan y Avilés Francisco Robles Garcia 1856–1859
Rosa Ascázubi y Matheu Gabriel García Moreno 1859–1865
Widower Rafael Carvajal
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1865–1865
María Antonia Andrade Jeronimo Carrion y Palacio 1865–1867
Juana Arteta y Garzon Pedro José de Arteta
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1867–1868
Single Javier Espinosa y Espinosa 1868–1869
Mariana del Alcázar y Ascasubi Gabriel García Moreno
(Interim President)
1869–1869
Carmen Salinas de la Vega Manuel de Ascásubi y Matheu
(Interim constitutional President)
1869–1869
Mariana del Alcazar y Ascasubi Gabriel García Moreno 1869–1875
Francisco Xavier León y Franco
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1875–1875
Isabel Valdivieso y Carcelén de Guevara José Javier Eguiguren
(Min. of Finance, in charge of the Government)
1875–1875
10º Rosa Lucía Moscoso Cardenas Antonio Borrero y Cortázar 1875–1876
11º Marieta de Veintemilla Ignacio de Veintemilla y Villacis 1876–1883
Jesús Dávila Heredia Luis Cordero Crespo
(1st President of the Pentavirato)
1883
Antonia Chiriboga y Muñoz Rafael Pérez Pareja
(2nd President of the Pentavirato)
1883
12º Pastoriza Marquez de la Plata y Plaza José María Plácido Caamaño 1883–1888
Leticia Escobar y Salvador Pedro José Cevallos
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1895–1895
13º Leonor Ruiz de Apodaca Antonio Flores Jijón 1888–1892
Widower
(Jesús Davila Heredia)
Luis Cordero Crespo 1892–1895
Manuela Quiñones Perez Vicente Lucio Salazar
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1895–1895
14º Ana Paredes Arosemena Eloy Alfaro Delgado 1895–1901
15º Avelina Lasso Leónidas Plaza y Gutiérrez 1901–1905
16º Carmen Coello Alvarez Lizardo García Sorroza 1905–1906
(14º) Ana Paredes Arosemena Eloy Alfaro Delgado 1906–1911
Rosa Elena Larrea y Gomez de la Torre Carlos Freile Zaldumbide
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1911–1911
17º Lastenia Gamarra Menéndez Emilio Estrada Carmona 1911
Rosa Elena Larrea y Gomez de la Torre Carlos Freile Zaldumbide
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1911–1912
Victoria Malo German Francisco Andrade Marín
(President of the Congress, in charge of the Government)
1912–1912
Piedad Roca Marcos Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1912–1912
(15º) Avelina Lasso Leónidas Plaza y Gutiérrez 1912–1916
18º Piedad Roca Marcos Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno 1916–1920
19º Esther Concha Torres José Luis Tamayo 1920–1924
20º Victoria Monsalve Cardenas Gonzalo Córdova y Rivera 1924–1925
Does not exist Provisional Government 1925–1926
21º Laura Carbo Núñez Isidro Ayora Cueva 1926–1931
Lucy Lopez y Williams Luis Larrea Alba
(Secretary of State, in charge of the Government)
1931–1931
Piedad Roca Marcos Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1931–1932
Manuela Gomez de la Torre y Nájera Carlos Freile Larrea
(Secretary of State, in charge of the Government)
1932–1932
Maria Elena Valenzuela y Plaza Alberto Guerrero Martínez
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1932–1932
22º Francisca Torres Lascano Juan de Dios Martínez Mera 1932–1933
Abelardo Montalvo
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1933–1934
23º Esther Silva Burbano José María Velasco Ibarra 1934–1935
Single Antonio Pons
(Secretary of State, in charge of the Government)
1935–1935
Adelina Espinosa García Federico Páez
(Interim President)
1935–1937
Mariana Calderón Alava Alberto Enríquez Gallo
(Supreme Chief)
1937–1938
Ana Maria Bustamante Manuel María Borrero
(Interim President)
1938
24º Judith Perez Davalos Aurelio Mosquera Narváez 1938–1939
Elena Yerovi Matheu Carlos Arroyo del Río
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1939
Rosario Galarza Arizaga Andres Fernandez de Cordova
(President of the Congress, in charge of the Government)
1939–1940
Julio Enrique Moreno
(President of the Senate, in charge of the Government)
1940
25º Elena Yerovi Matheu Carlos Arroyo del Río 1940–1944
Does not exist Provisional Government 1944

First ladies and gentlemen of Ecuador

Type of Government

  Constitutional
  Interim
  By Fact
Image Name President Term in office
Holders of the title "First Lady of Ecuador"
26º Corina del Parral José María Velasco Ibarra 1944–1947
Carlos Mancheno Cajas
(Min. of Defense, Presidente by Fact)
1947
27º Blanca Pasquel Alarcón Mariano Suárez Veintimilla 1947
28º Laura Monroy Garaycoa Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola 1947–1948
29º Rosario Pallares Zaldumbide Galo Plaza Lasso 1948–1952
(26º) Corina del Parral José María Velasco Ibarra 1952–1956
30º Dolores Gangotena Camilo Ponce Enríquez 1956–1960
(26º) Corina del Parral José María Velasco Ibarra 1960–1961
31º Gladys Peet Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy 1961–1963
Piedad Gabela Reyes Ramón Castro Jijón
(President of the Military Government)
1963–1966
Victoria Mercedes Gomez Icaza Clemente Yerovi Indaburu
(Interim President)
1966
32º Lucila Santos Trujillo Otto Arosemena Gomez 1966–1968
(26º) Corina del Parral José María Velasco Ibarra 1968–1972
Aida Judith Leon Guillermo Rodríguez Lara
(President by Fact)
1972–1976
Alicia Pizzimbono Alfredo Poveda
(President by Fact)
1976–1979
33º Martha Bucaram Ortiz Jaime Roldós Aguilera 1979–1981
34º Margarita Pérez Pallares Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea 1981–1984
35º María Eugenia Cordovez Pontón León Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra 1984–1988
36º Carmen Calisto Rodrigo Borja Cevallos 1988–1992
37º Josefina Villalobos Sixto Durán Ballén 1992–1996
38º María Rosa Pulley Vergara Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz 1996–1997
Pedro Fernández de Cordova Rosalía Arteaga Serrano
(Vice-president, in charge of the Government)
1997–1997
Lucia Peña Ochoa Fabián Alarcón Rivera
(Interim President)
1997–1998
39º Paola Mahuad Calderón Jamil Mahuad Witt 1998–2000
40º Maria Isabel Baquerizo Gustavo Noboa Bejarano 2000–2003
41º Ximena Bohórquez Lucio Gutiérrez Borbua 2003–2005
42º María Beatriz Paret Alfredo Palacio González 2005–2007
43º Anne Malherbe Gosselin Rafael Correa Delgado 2007–2017
44º Rocío González Navas Lenín Moreno Garcés 2017–2021
45º María de Lourdes Alcívar Guillermo Lasso Mendoza 2021–2023
46º Lavinia Valbonesi Daniel Noboa Azin 2023–present