José Eusebio Otalora

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José Eusebio Otálora
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16th President of the United States of Colombia
In office
December 22, 1882 – April 1, 1884
Preceded by Clímaco Calderón
Succeeded by Ezequiel Hurtado
14th President of the Sovereign State of Boyacá
In office
Preceded by José del C. Rodríguez
Succeeded by Aristides Calderón
Personal details
Born José Eusebio Otálora Martínez
(1826-09-16)September 16, 1826
Fomeque, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Died April 1, 1884(1884-04-01) (aged 57)
Tocaima, Cundinamarca, United States of Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Mercedes González Ramirez
Alma mater Our Lady of the Rosary University
Occupation Lawyer, professor, diplomat
Profession Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance Colombia (Liberal Party)
Rank General
Battles/wars Colombian Civil War 1860-1862
Colombian Civil War of 1876

José Eusebio Otálora Martínez was a Colombian statesman and General who became President of the United States of Colombia in 1882 in his capacity as the Second Presidential Designate following the death of President Francisco Javier Zaldúa, and the non acceptance of the office by the First Designate Rafael Núñez[1]

Biographic data[edit]

Otálora was born in Fomeque, Cundinamarca, on September 16, 1826, and died from a heart attack in Tocaima, Cundinamarca, on April 1, 1884.[2]


  1. ^ Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición; Page 121; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
  2. ^ Jose Eusebio Otalora. Accessed March 24, 2012.