Pedro Gómez Valderrama

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Pedro Gómez Valderrama
Colombia Ambassador to Spain
In office
7 April 1986 – 28 January 1991
President Belisario Betancur Cuartas
Preceded by Ramiro Andrade Terán
Succeeded by William Jaramillo Gómez
1st Colombia Ambassador to Soviet Union
In office
19 January 1968 – 1969
President Carlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded by
  • Office created
Colombian Minister of Government
In office
1 September 1965 – 7 August 1966
President Guillermo León Valencia Muñoz
Preceded by Alberto Mendoza Hoyos
Succeeded by Misael Pastrana Borrero
Colombian Minister of National Education
In office
7 August 1962 – 1 September 1965
President Guillermo León Valencia Muñoz
Preceded by Jaime Posada Díaz
Succeeded by Daniel Arango Jaramillo
Personal details
Born (1923-02-13)13 February 1923
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Died 7 May 1992(1992-05-07) (aged 69)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Beatriz Vila Londoño
Children Pedro Alejo Gómez Vila
Carlos Alberto Gómez Vila
Marcela Gómez Vila
Alma mater National University of Colombia (LLB)
Occupation Writer
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Pedro Gómez Valderrama (13 February 1923 – 7 May 1992) was a Colombian lawyer, writer, and career diplomat who served as the 1st Ambassador of Colombia to the Soviet Union and as Ambassador of Colombia to Spain.

Personal life[edit]

Born on 13 February 1932 in Bucaramanga, Santander, he was the eldest child of Pedro Alejandro Gómez Naranjo and Lucía Valderrama, his younger siblings were: Hernando, José Luis, Carmen Lucía, and Mariá Cecilia. He took after his father, who was a lawyer, politician, writer, and former Governor of Santander. He married Beatriz Vila Londoño with whom he had three children: Pedro Alejandro, Carlos Alberto, and Marcela.

Selected works[edit]

  • Norma para lo efímero [Normes for the Ephemeral] (Poems) (in Spanish). Bucaramanga: Imprenta Departamental. 1943. OCLC 13682017. 
  • Muestras del diablo [Devil Signs] (essays) (in Spanish). Bogotá. ISBN 958-9232-26-4. 
  • Los ojos del burgués: un año en la Unión Soviética [The Eyes of the Bourgeoisie: A Year in the Soviet Union] (non-fiction). Aventura del mundo (in Spanish). Bogotá: Argra. 1971. OCLC 7105629. 
  • La otra raya del tigre [The Tiger's Other Stripe] (historical novel). La Creación literaria (in Spanish). Bogotá: Siglo Veintiuno Editores. 1977. ISBN 978-958-04-2603-5. OCLC 3391818. 
  • Los infiernos del Jerarca Brown y otros textos [Hierarch Brown's Hells and Other Stories]. Colección Literaria (in Spanish). Bogotá: Fundación Simón y Lola Guberek. 1984. OCLC 13039670. 

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