Belisario Betancur

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Belisario Betancur Cuartas
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26th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1982 (1982-08-07) – 7 August 1986 (1986-08-07)
Preceded byJulio César Turbay Ayala
Succeeded byVirgilio Barco Vargas
Colombia Ambassador to Spain
In office
16 December 1975 – January 1977
PresidentAlfonso López Michelsen
Preceded byÁlvaro Lloreda Caicedo
Succeeded bySamuel Hoyos Arango
Minister of Labor of Colombia
In office
7 August 1962 (1962-08-07) – 23 April 1963
PresidentGuillermo León Valencia
Preceded byJuan Benavides Patron
Succeeded byCastor Jaramillo Arrubla
Personal details
Born(1923-02-04)4 February 1923
Amagá, Antioquia, Colombia
Died7 December 2018(2018-12-07) (aged 95)
Bogotá, Colombia
NationalityColombian
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Rosa Helena Álvarez Yepes (1946–1998),
Dalia Rafaela Navarro Palmar (2000–2018)
Alma materPontifical Bolivarian University (JD, 1955)
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionRoman Catholic

Belisario Betancur Cuartas (4 February 1923 – 7 December 2018) was an Colombian politician. He was the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986.[1]

Betancur was born on 4 February 1923 in Amagá, Antioquia, Colombia. He studied at Pontifical Bolivarian University. Betancur died on 7 December 2018 in Bogotá from a kidney infection at the age of 95.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición; Page 255; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
  2. Falleció el expresidente colombiano Belisario Betancur Cuartas

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