Laureano Gomez

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Person.png Laureano Gomez  Rdf-icon.png
(politician)
BornLaureano Eleuterio Gómez Castro
1889-02-20
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died1965-07-13 (Age 76)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
NationalityColombian
Alma materNational University of Colombia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Children • Cecilia Gómez Hurtado
• Rafael Gómez Hurtado
• Álvaro Gómez Hurtado
• Enrique Gómez Hurtado
SpouseMaría Hurtado Cajiao
PartyConservative

Employment.png President of Colombia Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 August 1950 - 5 November 1951
Succeeded byLaureano Gomez, Juan Manuel Santos, César Gaviria Trujillo
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Employment.png Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

In office
21 March 1948 - 10 April 1948
Succeeded byLaureano Gomez
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Employment.png Minister of Public Works of Colombia

In office
8 June 1925 - 7 August 1926
Succeeded byLaureano Gomez
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Career

Gómez believed that strong executive power was essential for social order. In his view, governments should be run by highly educated elites who supposedly knew what was best for everyone. Although he was not the only Colombian politician who claimed that majoritarian democracy had destabilizing effects, he was one of the most strident critics of mass politics

Family connections

Two of his sons, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado and Enrique Gomez-Hurtado went on to visit Le Cercle on multiple occasions.



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