Francisco José Urrutia Olano

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Francisco José Urrutia Olano
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Judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice
In office
15 January 1931 – 9 January 1942
Colombia's Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
10 December 1912 – 7 August 1914
President Carlos E Restrepo Restrepo
Preceded by José María González Valencia
Succeeded by Miguel Abadía Méndez
In office
9 March 1908 – 13 March 1909
President Rafael Reyes Prieto
Preceded by Diego Euclides de Angulo
Succeeded by Marceliano Vargas
Personal details
Born (1870-04-12)12 April 1870
Popayán, Popayán, Republic of New Granada
Died 6 August 1950(1950-08-06) (aged 80)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) Elena Holguín Arboleda (1909-1950)
Children Francisco J Urrutia Holguín
María de la Paz Urrutia Holguín
Sofía Urrutia Holguín
Carlos Urrutia Holguín
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Urrutia and the second or maternal family name is Olano.

Francisco José Urrutia Olano (12 April 1870 – 6 August 1950) was a Colombian diplomat and international jurist. He served as Colombia's Minister of Foreign Affairs first from 1908 to 1909, and again from 1912 to 1914, which during he signed the Thomson–Urrutia Treaty, which re-established diplomatic relations between the United States and Colombia. He was Minister Plenipotentiary to the governments of Bolivia, Spain, Switzerland, and Permanent Representative to the League of Nations Assembly, holding the Presidency of the Executive Council in representation of Colombia in 1928. In 1931 he was elected to serve as Permanent Judge on the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague, where he served until 1942 when he resigned due to theonset of World War II.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Francisco José Urrutia Olano was born on 12 April 1870 in Popayán, Colombia to Francisco de Paula Urrutia Ordoñez, Minister Plenipotentiary of Colombia in Quito, and Dolores Olano Hurtado. He married in Popayán on 24 June 1909 to Elena Holguín Arboleda, and together had four children: Francisco José (1910), María de la Paz (1911), Sofía (1912), and Carlos (1917).[2]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "Francisco José Urrutia" (in Spanish). Biografias y Vidas. Retrieved 2010-12-24. 
  2. ^ Restrepo Sáenz, José María; Rivas, Raimundo; Restrepo Posada, José (1995) [1991]. Genealogías de Santa Fe de Bogotá, Volume 4 [Genealogies of Bogotá, Volume 4] (in Spanish). Grupo de investigaciones Genealógicas José Maria Restrepo Sáenz. p. 196. OCLC 28546996.