Carlos Sanz de Santamaría

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Carlos Sanz de Santamaría
Official UN Portrait of Carlos Sanz de Santamaría
Official UN Portrait of Carlos Sanz de Santamaría
18th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
In office
3 March 1982 – 2 May 1983
President Belisario Betancur Cuartas
Preceded by Indalecio Liévano Aguirre
Succeeded by Carlos Albán Holguín
41st Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
In office
5 September 1962 – 21 February 1964
President Guillermo León Valencia Muñóz
Preceded by Virgilio Barco Vargas
Succeeded by Diego Calle Restrepo
13th Colombia Ambassador to United States
In office
1 April 1960 – 5 September 1962
President Alberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded by José Gutiérrez Gómez
Succeeded by Eduardo Uribe Botero
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
In office
11 May 1957 – 7 August 1958
President Gabriel París Gordillo
Preceded by José Manuel Rivas Sacconi
Succeeded by Julio César Turbay Ayala
Minister of War of Colombia
In office
11 December 1946 – 23 April 1947
President Mariano Ospina Pérez
Preceded by Luis Tamayo
Succeeded by Fabio Lozano y Lozano
6th Colombia Ambassador to United States
In office
12 September 1945 – 11 December 1946
President Alberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded by Gabriel Turbay Abunader
Succeeded by Gonzalo Restrepo Jaramillo
26th Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
In office
9 April 1945 – 13 August 1945
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez
Succeeded by Francisco de Paula Pérez
9th Minister of National Economy of Colombia
In office
6 March 1944 – 9 April 1945
President Darío Echandía Olaya
Preceded by Moisés Prieto
Succeeded by Luis Tamayo
Mayor of Bogotá
In office
August 1942 – 6 March 1944
President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Preceded by Julio Pardo Dávila
Succeeded by Jorge Soto del Corral
Personal details
Born (1905-04-23)23 April 1905
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died 5 November 1992(1992-11-05) (aged 87)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Dolores "Lola" Londoño
Children Alberto Sanz Londoño
Guillermo Sanz Londoño
Inés Elvira Sanz Londoño
Alma mater National University of Colombia
École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Profession Hydraulic Engineer
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sanz and the second or maternal family name is de Santamaría.

Carlos Sanz de Santamaría (23 April 1905 – 6 November 1992) was the 18th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, and twice served as Ambassador of Colombia to the United States; he also served as the Chairman of the Inter-American Committee on the Alliance for Progress, the precursor of the Organization of American States.[1] A Colombian civil engineer by training, he gained national acclaim for his work in the constructions of the aqueducts of Santa Marta, Riohacha, and Buenaventura, and the Vitelma Water Treatment Plant in Bogotá, and was hoisted to the national stage for his endeavours first as Mayor of Bogotá and then went on to occupy different executive ministries including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of War, and serving as the 9th Minister of National Economy and the 26th and 41st Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia.[2][3]

Background[edit]

He graduated from the National University of Colombia in 1928 with a bachelor in civil engineering, and moved to France to study at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, where he received his master's in hydraulic engineering in 1929. He was an associate member of the Societé des Ingenieurs Civiles de France (Engineer Society of France) since 1930, and a member of the Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros (Colombian Engineer Society) since 1932, of which it served twice as President.[4][5]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Alianza: Top Man in the Clearinghouse". Time Magazine. 1967-02-04. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Falleció el Ex Ministro Carlos Sanz de Santamaría" [Former Minister Carlos Sanz de Santamaría Dies]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 1992-11-06. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  3. ^ González Díaz, Andrés (1982). "Alberto Lleras Camargo". Ministros del siglo XX, Vol. 2 [Minister of the 20th Century, Vol, 2] (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Solicitud de Promocion a Socio de Numero". Anales de ingeniería (in Spanish). Bogotá: Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros. 43: 160. ISSN 0120-0429. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Presidentes de la Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros" [Presidents of the Colombian Society of Engineers] (in Spanish). Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros. 2011-01-07. [permanent dead link]

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