Augusto Samuel Boyd
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|Augusto Samuel Boyd|
|President of Panama|
18 December 1939 – 1 October 1940
Jacinto López y L.
|Preceded by||Ezequiel Fernández|
|Succeeded by||Arnulfo Arias|
|Born||Augusto Samuel Boyd Briceño|
He was elected as the first presidential designate by the National Assembly for the terms 1936-1938 and 1938-1940. 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.
He belonged to the National Revolutionary Party (PNR).
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