Evaristo Sourdis Juliao
|Evaristo Sourdis Juliao|
Sourdis in 1952 as Chairman of the delegation of Colombia to the 7th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
|23rd Comptroller General of Colombia|
August 1967 – February 1969
|President||Carlos Lleras Restrepo|
|Preceded by||Reginaldo Mendoza Pantoja|
|Succeeded by||Víctor Guillermo Ricardo Piñeros|
|6th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations|
5 March 1953 – 13 June 1953
|President||Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez|
|Preceded by||Carlos Echeverri Cortés|
|Succeeded by||Francisco José Urrutia Holguín|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia|
13 June 1953 – 19 September 1956
|President||Gustavo Rojas Pinilla|
|Preceded by||Guillermo León Valencia Muñoz|
|Succeeded by||José Manuel Rivas Sacconi|
2 February 1950 – 7 August 1950
|President||Mariano Ospina Pérez|
|Preceded by||Elíseo Arango Ramos|
|Succeeded by||Gonzalo Restrepo Jaramillo|
27 March 1905|
Sabanalarga, Atlántico, Colombia
|Died||22 September 1970
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
|Spouse(s)||Adelaida Nájera del Castillo|
|Children||Adelaida Sourdis Nájera
María Teresa Sourdis Nájera
Evaristo Sourdis Nájera
|Alma mater||Externado University|
Evaristo Sourdis Juliao (27 March 1905 – 22 September 1970) was a lawyer and diplomat who served as 23rd Comptroller General of Colombia, from 1967–69, the sixth Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in 1953, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia first in 1950 and again from 1953–56.
As a politician, he rose from local politics starting as Deputy to the Departmental Assembly of Atlántico, Councilman of Barranquilla, and Secretary of Government of Atlántico, and moving to the national stage first as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Atlántico, and then as Senator of Colombia.
His popularity, career and good bipartisan relations allowed him to run as candidate during Colombian presidential election of 1970 during the last period of the National Front that went to the Conservative party, but at the end lost to Misael Pastrana Borrero. After the election, Sourdis was named Ambassador of Colombia to Venezuela, but died before he could take up his post.
Evaristo was born on 27 March 1905 in Sabanalarga, Atlántico to Arístides Sourdis and Raquel Henriquez Juliao Tatis, both of Sephardic Jewish descent. He married Adelaida Nájera del Castillo, and together they had three children, Adelaida, María Teresa and Evaristo.
- "Galería de Contralores" [Gallery of Comptrollers] (in Spanish). Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
- Sourdis Nájera, Adelaida (1996). Marcos, Alfredo, ed. "Evaristo Sourdis: Abanderado de la Integración Costeña" [Evaristo Sourdis: Flag Bearer of the Caribbean Integration] (PDF). Documentos (in Spanish). Barranquilla11 December 2010: Centro de Estudios Regionales-Ceres (13). ISSN 0121-2346. OCLC 40788130. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
- Goldish, Josette Capriles (2009). "Chapter 12:How Can We Sing the Song of the Lord on Alien Soil?". Once Jews: Stories of Caribbean Sephardim. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers. p. 268. ISBN 978-1-55876-494-1. OCLC 232257168. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
- Profile, uninorte.edu.co; accessed 12 March 2016.