José Ramón Guizado

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José Ramón Guizado
17th President of Panama
In office
2 January 1955 – 29 March 1955
Vice PresidentRicardo Arias
Preceded byJosé Antonio Remón
Succeeded byRicardo Arias
Personal details
José Ramón Guizado Valdés

(1899-10-15)15 October 1899
Died2 November 1964(1964-11-02) (aged 65)
United States
Political partyNational Patriotic Coalition
Alma materVanderbilt University

José Ramón Guizado Valdés (15 October 1899 – 2 November 1964) was the 17th President of Panama. He belonged to the National Patriotic Coalition (CNP).

He served as Arnulfo Arias' Second Vice President from 1949 to 1951 and Alcibíades Arosemena's First Vice President from 1951 to 1952, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs, a title under which he participated in treaty negotiations directly with the United States.[1]

In 1952, he was elected as José Antonio Remón's running mate. He served as the first Vice President of Panama from 1952 to 1955; he took over as President of Panama following the assassination of his predecessor, and served from January 2, 1955 to March 29, 1955.

Guizado is an alum of Vanderbilt University, having earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the university in 1920.[1] Prior to his political career, Guizado made a fortune as a construction engineer.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Alcibíades Arosemena
First Vice President of Panama
Succeeded by
Ricardo Arias
Preceded by
José Antonio Remón
President of Panama
January 1955 – March 1955
Succeeded by
Ricardo Arias