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
Augusto Samuel Boyd Briceño


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]


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