José David Name

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José David Name Cardozo
President of the Senate and the Congress of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 2014
Preceded by Juan Fernando Cristo Bustos
Senator of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 2006
Personal details
Born (1968-11-18) 18 November 1968 (age 48)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Social Party of National Unity
Spouse(s) Astrid Correa
Relations José Name Terán (father)
Iván Name Vásquez (cousin)
Alma mater Autonomous University of the Caribbean
Profession Business Administrator
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Name and the second or maternal family name is Cardozo.

José David Name Cardozo (born 18 November 1968) is a Colombian senator. He is a member of the Party of the U, and is the son of former Senator José Name Terán. He became a senator in 2006 after serving as consul of Colombia in New York from 1999 to 2005.[1]


Name is of Lebanese descent and belongs to a strong Lebanese community in Colombia's coast. Name studied business administration at the Autonomous University of the Caribbean in Barranquilla. In the Senate, Name was president of the Fifth Commission of Congress. In November 2008, he received death threats after he headed a campaign to restrict the consumption of tobacco in enclosed spaces.[2]

Senate 2014-2018[edit]

Name was one of the twelve senators who voted for the TLC with Korea on December 3, 2014.

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  1. ^ "José David Name Cardozo" (in Spanish). Congreso Visible. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  2. ^ Espejo, Germán D. (2008-11-07). "Amenazas por ley antitabaco" [Threats for Anti-Smoking Law]. El Espectador. Retrieved 2010-11-04.