Alberto Lleras Camargo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Lleras and the second or maternal family name is Camargo.
Alberto Lleras Camargo
20th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1958 (1958-08-07) – 7 August 1962 (1962-08-07)
Preceded by Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
Succeeded by Guillermo León Valencia Muñóz
1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States
In office
30 April 1948 (1948-04-30) – 1 August 1954 (1954-08-01)
Succeeded by Carlos Dávila
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
In office
12 February 1945 (1945-02-12) – 2 August 1945 (1945-08-02)
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Darío Echandía Olaya
Succeeded by Francisco Umaña Bernal
Minister of Government of Colombia
In office
8 October 1943 (1943-10-08) – 12 February 1945 (1945-02-12)
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Darío Echandía Olaya
Succeeded by Antonio Rocha Alvira
In office
27 February 1937 (1937-02-27) – August 1938 (1938-08)
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Darío Echandía Olaya
Succeeded by Carlos Lozano y Lozano
In office
10 October 1935 (1935-10-10) – 12 January 1937 (1937-01-12)
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Darío Echandía Olaya
Succeeded by Darío Echandía Olaya
3rd Colombia Ambassador to United States
In office
6 May 1943 (1943-05-06) – 8 October 1943 (1943-10-08)
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Gabriel Turbay Abunader
Succeeded by Gabriel Turbay Abunader
11th Minister of National Education of Colombia
In office
28 January 1937 (1937-01-28) – 27 February 1937 (1937-02-27)
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Darío Echandía Olaya
Succeeded by Tulio Enrique Tascón Pérez
Personal details
Born (1906-07-03)3 July 1906
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died 4 January 1990(1990-01-04) (aged 83)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Bertha Puga Martínez (1931–1990)
Children
  • Alberto Lleras Puga
  • Ximena Lleras Puga
  • Marcela Lleras Puga
  • Consuelo Lleras Puga
Religion Roman Catholic

Alberto Lleras Camargo (3 July 1906 – 4 January 1990) was the 20th President of Colombia (1958-1962), and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States (1948-1954). A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as Minister of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and as Minister of National Education in the administrations of President Alfonso López Pumarejo.

Lleras Camargo served as congressman of Colombia.[1] He was also a cousin of later president Carlos Lleras Restrepo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberto Lleras Camargo". Así es Colombia. Presidencia de la República. Retrieved 27 June 2013.