Max Delvalle

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Max Delvalle
President of Panama
In office
April 8, 1967 – April 15, 1967
Vice President Raúl Arango Navarro
Preceded by Marco Aurelio Robles
Succeeded by Marco Aurelio Robles
Vice President of Panama
In office
October 1, 1964 – October 1, 1968
President Marco Aurelio Robles
Preceded by Sergio González Ruíz
Succeeded by Raúl Arango Navarro
Personal details
Born Max Delvalle Levy-Maduro
(1911-02-27)February 27, 1911
Panama
Died December 20, 1979(1979-12-20) (aged 68)
Panama
Political party Republican Party
Religion Judaism

Max Delvalle Levy-Maduro (February 27, 1911 – December 20, 1979) was a Panamanian politician who served as vice president from 1964 to 1968 and briefly served as acting president in 1967.

Under the Panamanian constitution, the holder of the office of "first vice president" became acting president at home while the President was out of the country. On April 8, 1967, President Marco Aurelio Robles Méndez departed Panama for a summit conference (at Punta del Este in Uruguay of the presidents of the western hemisphere's nations, and Delvalle was sworn in to govern the nation during the absence of Robles.[1] From April 8 to April 15, 1967, Delvalle served as acting president of Panama. He said at the time that there were only two Jewish presidents in the world, the president of the State of Israel and him.[2] Delvalle was described in the press as "the first Jewish president in the history of the Americas".[3]

President Robles continued to represent Panama at the summit in Uruguay and met with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson on April 13 to discuss the Panama Canal treaty, before returning home.[4] Delvalle then resumed his regular duties as first vice president.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Temporary President", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 9, 1967, p6
  2. ^ "Panama: Stability In The Cradle Of Transience". World Jewish Congress. 2005. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Panama Swears in Jew as Acting President", Chicago Tribune, April 9, 1967, p1A-11
  4. ^ "Johnson, President of Panama Agree to Speed Canal Treaty", Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14, 1967, p3
Political offices
Preceded by
Sergio González Ruíz
First Vice President of Panama
1964–1968
Succeeded by
Raúl Arango
Preceded by
Marco Aurelio Robles
President of Panama
1967
Succeeded by
Marco Aurelio Robles