José Antonio Páez Herrera (13 June – 6 May 1873) was General in Chief of the army fighting Spain during the Venezuelan Wars of Independence, in addition to becoming the President of Venezuela once it was independent of the Gran Colombia (1830–1835; 1839–1843; 1861–1863). He is considered a prime example of a 19th century South American caudillo.
José Antonio Pavón Jiménez or José Antonio Pavón (April 22, 1754, Casatejada, Cáceres, Spain – 1840, Madrid) was a Spanish botanist known for researching the flora of Peru and Chile (such as Gongora) during an expedition under Carlos III from to During the reign of Carlos III, three major botanical expeditions were sent to the New World; Pavón and Hipólito Ruiz López were the botanists for the first of these expeditions, to Peru and Chile.
José Antonio Aguirre (1799–1860) ("Don Antonio") was a merchant and rancher in Alta California, an early settler of San Diego and Santa Barbara, California. "Jose Antonio Aguirre", San Diego History Center Online Resources
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco (24 July – 17 December 1830), commonly known as Simón Bolívar , was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Hispanic America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.
José Antonio Anzoátegui (1789–1819) was a Venezuelan Brigadier General in the Battle of Boyacá, helping to lead a republican army of Colombians and Venezuelans against Spanish royalist forces during the Venezuelan War of Independence.
José Agripino Barnet y Vinagres (June 23, – 18 September 1945) was a Cuban politician and diplomat who served as President of Cuba from December 11, to May 20, Staff report (September 20, 1945). Jose Barnet, Ex-Head of Cuba, Dies at 81. The New York Times
José Antonio Chang Escobedo (born 19 May 1958) was the Prime Minister of Peru, appointed by President Alan García. He was also Minister of Education, and resigned both cabinet positions on Friday March 18,