Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, 80, president of Guatemala from 1966 through 1970, died of a heart attack at his home Tuesday in Guatemala City.
President Alvaro Arzu declared a three-day national mourning period.
Mr. Mendez Montenegro was seeking the appointment of rector of San Carlos National University when his brother, a presidential candidate, died Oct. 31, 1965. He took his brother's place on the ticket and was elected. He later served as Guatemalan ambassador to Mexico.
Lester Sumrall, 83, founder of LeSEA Broadcasting Inc., a worldwide religious broadcasting system, died Sunday of bacterial spinal meningitis in South Bend, Ind.
Jaime Garcia Terres, 71, a Mexican poet and essayist involved in national affairs, died Monday in Mexico City of complications from a heart illness.
Monsignor Vincent B. Gallagher, 99, the oldest priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died Friday in Darby, Pa.
Pub Date: 5/02/96