Eduardo Santos Montejo
Eduardo Santos
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15th President of Colombia

7 August 1938 - 7 August 1942
Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo
Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo
Governor of Santander

2 May 1931 - 26 May 1931
Alejandro Galvis Galvis
Alejandro Cadena D'Costa
Minister of Foreign Affairs

7 August 1930 - 13 December 1930
Francisco Samper Madrid
Raimundo Rivas
Personal details
Born(1888-08-28)August 28, 1888
Bogotá, Colombia
Died(1974-03-27)March 27, 1974 (aged 85)
Bogotá, Colombia
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Lorenza Villegas Restrepo
Alma materUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
Our Lady of the Rosary University
University of Paris
Occupationjournalist, politician

Eduardo Santos Montejo (Bogotá, August 28, 1888 - Bogotá, March 27, 1974) was a leading Colombian publisher and politician, active in the Colombian Liberal Party. He owned the prominent Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, and served as the President of Colombia from August 1938 to August 1942, having been elected without opposition. He was the great-uncle of the 32nd president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) and former Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos Calderon (2002-2010).


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