Augusto Samuel Boyd

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Augusto Samuel Boyd
President of Panama
In office
18 December 1939 – 1 October 1940
DeputyPresidential designates
Ezequiel Fernández
Jacinto López y L.
Preceded byEzequiel Fernández
Succeeded byArnulfo Arias
Personal details
Augusto Samuel Boyd Briceño

Augusto Samuel Boyd Briceño (1 August 1879 in Panama City – 17 June 1957[1]) was politician from Panama.

He was elected as the first presidential designate by the National Assembly for the terms 1936-1938 and 1938-1940.[2] In that capacity he became President of Panama when Juan Demóstenes Arosemena died in December 1939. He server until 1 October 1940.

During his government, the Transisthmian Highway, a highway that crossed the Isthmus of Panama and linked Panama City with Colón, was inaugurated. This road was known as the "Boyd-Roosevelt Highway" in honor of the Presidents of Panama and the United States.[citation needed]

He belonged to the National Revolutionary Party (PNR).[citation needed]


Political offices
Preceded by
Ezequiel Fernández
President of Panama
Succeeded by
Arnulfo Arias