Jose Maria Quijano Wallis

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Jose Maria Quijano Wallis
José María Quijano Wallis Canciller.jpg
Colombian Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
President Froilán Largacha Hurtado
8th Colombian Secretary of Treasury and Public Credit
In office
April 1876 – November 1877
Succeeded by Salvador Camacho Roldán
Senator of United States of Colombia
In office
20 July 1872 – 19 January 1873
President Eustorgio Salgar Moreno
Preceded by Januario Salgar
Succeeded by Aquileo Parra Gómez
Member of the House of Representatives of United States of Colombia
In office
20 July 1870 – 19 July 1871
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Colombia to the United Kingdom
Personal details
Born (1847-07-20)July 20, 1847
Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Died March 24, 1922(1922-03-24) (aged 74)
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Resting place Templo de San Francisco
Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Felisa Manrique Barberi Holguín [1]
Children Guillermo Quijano Manrique
Cecilia Quijano Manrique
Rosa Quijano Manrique
Alma mater University of Cauca Complutense University of Madrid
Profession Lawyer
Awards Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.

Jose Maria Quijano Wallis (July 20, 1847 – March 24, 1922) [2] was a Colombian lawyer, diplomatic, politician and historian. His parents were Manuel de Jesús Quijano y Ordóñez (born in Latacunga, Ecuador) and Rafaela Wallis y Caldas, daughter of an English physician, Wallis and Baltazara Jorge Caldas, younger sister of the wise and patriotic Francisco José de Caldas.[3] He also served as Congressman in both houses, Governor of Cauca, and Secretary Foreign Affairs, of Finance and Development, and of Treasury and Public Credit.[2][4][5]

Finished his studies Regidor went from Popayan, 1865 to 1867 to the Legislature of Cauca, and later was Secretary to the Government of that State in 1867, Principal of the College of Popayan and teacher of various kinds in 1869. Deputy to the House of Representatives in 1870 and 71, and Senator in 1872. Back from a trip to Europe was Secretary to the Governor of Cauca and in 1875 the Director of Public Instruction in the State. Again deputy in 1876, he had under his charge the credit portfolio of the Treasury and Office.

Later in 1878, he was appointed Chargé d'Affaires and Consul General in the Kingdom of Italy, close to His Majesty the King Umberto, where he remained until 1881. During the time of his stay in Europe travel and study made important and deserved the high honor of receiving the Cross of Commander of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.

He was elected President of the Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence in 1913.

Selected works[edit]

The following is a work authored by Jose Maria Quijano Wallis:

Wallis Quijano's work: "Memoirs autobiographical, historical, political and social" in its 40 chapters, containing details and facts unknown at the time of the country's history, important characters, performances and anecdotes such as Julio payaneses Arboleda, José María Obando, Santiago Pérez, Manuel Murillo, Florian Largacha, etc. Relationship of different country's internal wars in the years he was an actor or viewer. He gives many details about his family, ancestors and government actions in the political, diplomatic and management. It is an excellent source of information for those interested in the history of Colombia

Studies, speeches and various writings (1908) by José María Quijano Wallis and Carlos Arturo Torres.

Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives of Colombia on the request of the great General Mosquera (1923) by José María Quijano Wallis, Jorge Isaacs and Manuel Urueta.

Three speeches in the centenary celebrations (1910) by José María Quijano Wallis

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Jose Maria Quijano Wallis. Gran Enciclopedia de Colombia del Círculo de Lectores (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  3. ^ Cárdenas Madrid, Marlon Rafael (October 1997). "Designados presidenciales de Colombia 1844-1993" [Presidential Designates of Colombia 1844-1993]. Revista Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library (94). Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Notes From South America". The New York Times. Panama City: 4. 1878-11-26. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  5. ^ Academia Colombiana de Historia. "Memorias de Hacienda". Boletín de Historia y Antigüedades (in Spanish). Imprenta Nacional (157-168): 304. ISSN 0006-6303. OCLC 1606508. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 

Further reading[edit]

  • (in Spanish) Cacua Prada, Antonio (1990) [1989]. Salvador Camacho Roldán. Tunja: Academia Boyacense de Historia. OCLC 22243819. 
  • (in Spanish) Vallejo Morillo, Jorge (2003). Cuatro Economistas Colombianos [Four Colombian Economists]. Bogota: Norma. ISBN 978-958-04-7541-5. OCLC 55847175.