Gonzalo Barrios

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Gonzalo Barrios
Gonzalo Barrios 1980s.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
November 1947[1] – February 1948
President Rómulo Betancourt
Succeeded by Andrés Eloy Blanco
Minister of Interior and Justice
In office
President Raúl Leoni
Preceded by Carlos Andrés Pérez
Personal details
Born (1902-01-10)10 January 1902
Died 30 May 1993(1993-05-30) (aged 91)
Nationality Venezuelan
Political party Acción Democrática
Profession politician

Gonzalo Barrios Bustillos (10 January 1902 – 30 May 1993), was a Venezuelan politician. Founding member of party Acción Democrática (AD), and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first AD government (1945–1948). Later Minister of Interior and Justice under Raúl Leoni (1964–1966).

He was AD's presidential candidate in the Venezuelan presidential election, 1968, and later President of the Venezuelan Senate.[2] He was elected Secretary General of AD in 1966.[3]


  1. ^ New York Times, 2 November 1947, Venezuelan Minister Named
  2. ^ Bangor Daily News - 13 Mar 1974, "Nationalized oil speed-up is pledged"
  3. ^ Powell, John Duncan (1971), Political mobilization of the Venezuelan peasant, Harvard University Press. p206

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Raúl Leoni (1963)
AD presidential candidate
1968 (lost)
Succeeded by
Carlos Andrés Pérez (1973)