Roberto Gerlein Echeverría

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Roberto Gerlein Echeverría
Senator of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 1976
10th Minister of Economic Development of Colombia
In office
7 August 1982 – 1983
President Belisario Betancur Cuartas
Preceded by Gabriel Melo Guevara
Succeeded by Rodrigo Marín Bernal
42nd Governor of Atlántico
In office
1974–1975
President Alfonso López Michelsen
Preceded by José Tcherassi Guzmán
Succeeded by Rafael Maldonado de Castro
Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia
In office
20 July 1968 – 20 July 1974
Constituency Atlántico
Personal details
Born (1938-11-18) 18 November 1938 (age 78)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Conservative (2006-present)
Other political
affiliations
National Movement (1998-2006)
Spouse(s) Lydia DaMarco Besada
(1964-present)
Relations Jorge Alberto Gerlein Echeverría (brother)
Children María Alexandra Gerlein DaMarco
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University (LLB, 1961; LLD, 1963)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gerlein and the second or maternal family name is Echeverría.

Roberto Víctor Gerlein Echeverría (born 18 November 1938) is a Colombian lawyer and politician. A Conservative party politician, he is the longest-serving and most senior Member of the Senate of Colombia having been first elected in 1974. During his long political career, he has also served as a Member of the Chamber of Representatives (1968-1974), as the 10th Colombian Minister of Economic Development, and as the 42nd Governor of Atlántico.[1][2]

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