Eduardo Santos

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Eduardo Santos
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15th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1938 – 7 August 1942
Preceded by Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo
Succeeded by Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo
Governor of Santander
In office
2 May 1931 – 26 May 1931
Preceded by Alejandro Galvis Galvis
Succeeded by Alejandro Cadena D'Costa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
7 August 1930 – 13 December 1930
Preceded by Francisco Samper Madrid
Succeeded by Raimundo Rivas
Personal details
Born (1888-08-28)August 28, 1888
Bogotá, Colombia
Died (1974-03-27)March 27, 1974 (aged 85)
Bogotá, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Lorenza Villegas Restrepo
Alma mater Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Our Lady of the Rosary University
University of Paris
Occupation journalist, politician

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 32nd president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos (2010 - 2018) and former Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos Calderon (2002-2010).

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