Misael Pastrana Borrero

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Misael Pastrana Borrero
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23rd President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1970 (1970-08-07) – 7 August 1974 (1974-08-07)
Preceded byCarlos Lleras Restrepo
Succeeded byAlfonso López Michelsen
16th Colombia Ambassador to the United States
In office
17 January 1969 (1969-01-17) – 3 February 1970 (1970-02-03)
PresidentCarlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded byHernan Echavarría Olózaga
Succeeded byDouglas Botero Boshel
Minister of Government of Colombia
In office
7 August 1966 (1966-08-07) – 6 November 1968 (1968-11-06)
PresidentCarlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded byPedro Gómez Valderrama
Succeeded byCarlos Augusto Noriega
38th Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
In office
1 September 1961 (1961-09-01) – 16 November 1961 (16 November 1961)
PresidentAlberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded byHernando Agudelo Villa
Succeeded byJorge Mejía Palacio
53rd Minister of Public Works of Colombia
In office
9 November 1960 (1960-11-09) – 1 September 1961 (1961-09-01)
PresidentAlberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded byVirgilio Barco Vargas
Succeeded byCarlos Obando Velasco
12th Minister of Foment of Colombia
In office
5 May 1960 (1960-05-05) – 9 November 1960 (1960-11-09)
PresidentAlberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded byRodrigo Llorente Martínez
Succeeded byRafael Unda Ferrero
Personal details
Misael Eduardo Pastrana Borrero

(1923-11-14)14 November 1923
Neiva, Huila, Colombia
Died21 August 1997(1997-08-21) (aged 73)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)María Cristina Arango Vega (1951–1997)
Alma materPontifical Xavierian University (JD, 1945)

Misael Eduardo Pastrana Borrero (14 November 1923 – 21 August 1997) was the 23rd President of Colombia from 1970 to 1974.

During his four years in office, Pastrana was cautiously progressive. He sought to increase employment opportunities with a famous four-point strategy. He attempted to boost national savings as a way of moving away from dependency on foreign investment and credit, and he extended pensions rights for many people.

His son, Andrés Pastrana Arango, later became the 30th President of Colombia.

Pastrana died in Bogotá, Columbia on 21 August 1997 of a stroke at the age of 73.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nick Caistor (August 26, 1997). "Obituary: Misael Pastrana". The Independent.