Nydia Quintero Turbay

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Nydia Quintero Turbay
Nydia Quintero de Balcazar.jpg
First Lady of Colombia
In role
7 August 1978 (1978-08-07) – 7 August 1982 (1982-08-07)
Preceded byCecilia Caballero Blanco
Succeeded byRosa Helena Álvarez Yepes
Personal details
Born (1932-08-28) 28 August 1932 (age 87)
Neiva, Huila, Colombia
Political partyLiberal

Nydia Quintero Turbay (born 28 August 1932)[1] is a Colombian philanthropist and the ex-wife of the 25th President of Colombia, Julio César Turbay Ayala, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1978 to 1982 when they were still married.[1]

She is the President of Fundación Solidaridad por Colombia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the condition of impoverished Colombian families through educational and nutritional programs for children, the disabled and the poor.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ríos Peñaloza, Gilma (1 August 1996). "Primeras Damas del Siglo XX" [First Ladies of the 20th Century]. Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Bank of the Republic (80). ISSN 0121-3296. OCLC 39236834. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  2. "Fundación Solidaridad por Colombia" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-04-17.