Ancízar López López

Ancízar López López was a Colombian politician, born in Quindio. He was a representative, and as senator he developed the project for the creation of the Quindio Department, becoming its first governor when created.

Ancízar López López
Senator of Colombia
In office
President of the Senate of Colombia
In office
July 20, 1987 – July 20, 1989
Preceded byHumberto Peláez
Succeeded byLuis Guillermo Giraldo
1st Governor of Quindío
In office
June 1, 1966 – March 14, 1969
PresidentGuillermo León Valencia Muñoz
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byJorge Arango Mejía
Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia
In office
Personal details
Born(1926-05-25)May 25, 1926
Montenegro, Quindío, Colombia
Colombian Jungle
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Cornelia Botero Mejia
ChildrenClaudia Constanza, Maria Fernanda, Maria Teresa, Manuel, and Cesar Augusto López Botero

According to police reports, on April 11, 2002, he was kidnapped by the National Liberation Army (ELN). For several months there was no news about his condition, but it was learned that he eventually died in an unknown location, probably due to complications of an unattended kidney failure. His body was finally turned over to the Red Cross.[1]

The national government declared two days of grief. An avenue and a cenotaph were built in the city of Armenia in his honor.