Eduardo Santos

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For the Portuguese sport shooter, see Eduardo Santos (sport shooter). For the Brazilian judoka, see Eduardo Santos (judoka).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Santos and the second or maternal family name is Montejo.
Eduardo Santos Montejo
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15th President of Colombia
In office
August 7, 1938 – August 7, 1942
Preceded by Alfonso López Pumarejo
Succeeded by Alfonso López Pumarejo
Governor of Santander
In office
Preceded by Alejandro Galvis Galvis
Succeeded by Alfredo Cadena D’Costa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 7, 1930 – July 28, 1931
President Enrique Olaya Herrera
Preceded by Francisco Samper Madrid
Succeeded by Raimundo Rivas
Personal details
Born (1888-08-28)August 28, 1888
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died March 27, 1974(1974-03-27) (aged 85)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Lorenza Villegas Restrepo (1917-1960)
Alma mater National University of Colombia
University of Paris
Occupation Journalist, lawyer, historian, politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Eduardo Santos Montejo (Bogotá, August 28, 1888 - Bogotá, March 27, 1974) was a leading Colombian publisher and politician, active in the Colombian Liberal Party. He owned the prominent Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, and served as the President of Colombia from August 1938 to August 1942, having been elected without opposition. He was the great-uncle of the current president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos (2010 - 2018).


Political offices
Preceded by
Alfonso López Pumarejo
President of Colombia
Succeeded by
Alfonso López Pumarejo