Carlos Alfredo Urrutia Valenzuela

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Carlos Alfredo Urrutia Valenzuela
34th Colombia Ambassador to United States
In office
19 September 2012 (2012-09-19) – 3 December 2013 (2013-12-03)
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Gabriel Silva Luján
Personal details
Born (1949-08-30) 30 August 1949 (age 68)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) Leonor Restrepo
Residence Thomas T. Gaff House
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Education University of the Andes (JD, 1977)
Profession Lawyer

Carlos Alfredo Urrutia Valenzuela (born 30 August 1949) was the 34th Ambassador of Colombia to the United States.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born on 30 August 1949 in Bogotá, Columbia to Carlos Urrutia Holguín and María Teresa Valenzuela Vega.[2] He is the grandson of Francisco José Urrutia Olano. He was the great-grandson of Francisco de Paula Urrutia Ordóñez. He attended law school at the University of the Andes. He became a partner in 1981 and managing partner since 1999 at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados. He is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, a Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, Member of the International Bar Association since 1999.[3]

He was appointed Ambassador of Colombia to the United States on 5 September 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diplomatic Representation for Republic of Colombia". Washington, DC: United States, Office of the Chief of Protocol. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Genealogías de Santa Fe de Bogotá (in Spanish). 4. Bogotá: Editorial Presencia. 1995. p. 195. OCLC 28546996. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  3. ^ SIG (5 September 2012). "Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la posesión de Carlos Urrutia como Embajador en los Estados Unidos" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Colombian Ambassador to the United States Carlos Urrutia Presents Credentials to President Obama". Embassy of Colombia, Washington DC. Retrieved 8 January 2013.