Arnulfo Arias

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Arnulfo Arias
Monumento a Arnulfo Arias Madrid..-.jpg
21st President of Panama
In office
1 October 1940 – 9 October 1941
Preceded by Augusto Samuel Boyd
Succeeded by Ernesto Jaén Guardia
31st President of Panama
In office
24 November 1949 – 9 May 1951
Preceded by Roberto F. Chiari
Succeeded by Alcibíades Arosemena
43rd President of Panama
In office
1 October 1968 – 11 October 1968
Preceded by Marco Aurelio Robles Méndez
Succeeded by José María Pinilla Fábrega
Personal details
Born Arnulfo Arias Madrid
(1901-08-15)15 August 1901
Penonomé, Coclé Province, Panama
Died 10 August 1988(1988-08-10) (aged 86)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political party Panameñista Party
Spouse(s) Ana Matilde Linares (1927-1955; her death)
Mireya Moscoso (1964-1988; his death)

Arnulfo Arias Madrid (15 August 1901 – 10 August 1988) was a Panamanian politician, doctor, writer, and President of Panama on three occasions: 1940-41, 1949–51, and for 11 days in October 1968.


Political offices
Preceded by
Augusto Samuel Boyd
President of Panama
Succeeded by
Ricardo de la Guardia
Preceded by
Roberto Chiari
President of Panama
Succeeded by
Alcibíades Arosemena
Preceded by
Marco Aurelio Robles
President of Panama
October 1, 1968 – October 11, 1968
Succeeded by
José María Pinilla