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.[1]

Lleras Camargo served as congressman of Colombia.[2] He was also a cousin of later president Carlos Lleras Restrepo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberto Lleras Camargo. Un estadista para la Colombia del siglo XX". Actividad cultural del Banco de la República de Colombia. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alberto Lleras Camargo". Así es Colombia. Presidencia de la República. Retrieved 27 June 2013.