Augusto Samuel Boyd

Augusto Samuel Boyd Briceño (1 August 1879 in Panama City – 17 June 1957[1]) was a politician from Panama.

Augusto Samuel Boyd
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President of Panama
In office
18 December 1939 – 1 October 1940
DeputyPresidential designates
Ezequiel Fernández
Jacinto López y L.
Preceded byEzequiel Fernández
Succeeded byArnulfo Arias
Personal details
Born
Augusto Samuel Boyd Briceño

BackgroundEdit

He was elected as the first presidential designate by the National Assembly for the terms 1936–1938 and 1938–1940.[2] In that capacity he became President of Panama when Juan Demóstenes Arosemena died in December 1939. He served until 1 October 1940.[citation needed]

During his government, the Transisthmian Highway, a highway that crossed the Isthmus of Panama and linked Panama City with Colón, was inaugurated. This road was known as the "Boyd-Roosevelt Highway" in honor of the Presidents of Panama and the United States.[1]

He belonged to the National Revolutionary Party (PNR).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Augusto Samuel Boyd". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) www.encaribe.org
  2. ^ Guizado, Fernando Berguido (1987). "Book".
Political offices
Preceded by
President of Panama
1939–1940
Succeeded by