Galo Plaza

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Galo Plaza
4th Secretary General of the Organization of American States
In office
1968–1975
Preceded by José A. Mora
Succeeded by Alejandro Orfila
President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1948 – August 31, 1952
Preceded by Carlos Julio Arosemena
Succeeded by José María Velasco
Personal details
Born February 17, 1906(1906-02-17)
New York City, New York
Died January 22, 1987(1987-01-22) (aged 80)
Quito, Ecuador
Nationality Ecuadorian
Spouse(s) Rosario Pallares
Alma mater University of Maryland
University of California, Berkeley
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
Religion Catholic

Galo Plaza Lasso (February 17, 1906 – January 28, 1987) was an Ecuadorian politician and statesman who served as President of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952 and Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1968 to 1975. He is the son of former Ecuadorian President Leonidas Plaza.

Plaza was born on February 17, 1906 in New York City, New York. He studied at University of Maryland, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Plaza was married to Rosario Pallares. They had six children. Plaza died on January 28, 1987 from a heart attack in Quito, Ecuador, aged 80.

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