Jorge Holguín

Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino (30 October 1848 – 2 March 1928) was a Colombian politician and military officer, two time Acting President of Colombia: June–August 1909 as interim president, and from November 1921 to August 1922. He also served a term as Minister of Foreign Affairs in which he signed the Holguín-Avebury treaty.[1]

Jorge Holguín
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10th President of Colombia
In office
11 November 1921 – 7 August 1922
Preceded byMarco Fidel Suárez
Succeeded byPedro Nel Ospina
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
7 August 1918 – 16 September 1918
PresidentMarco Fidel Suárez
Preceded byPedro Antonio Molina
Succeeded byPedro Antonio Molina
In office
PresidentMiguel Antonio Caro
Preceded byJosé Maria Uricoechea
Succeeded byAntonio Gómez Restrepo
Minister of Finance
In office
11 March 1909 – 22 March 1909
PresidentRafael Reyes
Preceded byCamilo Torres Eliceche
Succeeded byNemesio Camacho
In office
7 August 1904 – 15 December 1904
PresidentRafael Reyes
Preceded byCarlos Arturo Torres
Succeeded byPedro Antonio Molina
Minister of War
In office
22 March 1909 – 7 June 1909
PresidentRafael Reyes
Preceded byEduardo Briceño
Succeeded byDiego Euclides de Angulo
Personal details
Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino

(1848-10-30)30 October 1848
Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Republic of New Granada
Died2 March 1928(1928-03-02) (aged 79)
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Cecilia Arboleda Mosquera
RelationsManuel María Mallarino (uncle)
Carlos Holguín Mallarino (brother)
Julio Arboleda Pombo (father-in-law)
OccupationBusinessman, soldier, journalist, writer, and politician
Military service
AllegianceColombia (Conservative Party)
Battles/warsColombian Civil War of 1876
Colombian Civil War of 1895

Early lifeEdit

He was born (1848-10-30)30 October 1848 in Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Republic of New Granada. His brother was Carlos Holguín Mallarino. He became a businessman, soldier, journalist, writer, and politician. He served in both the Colombian Civil War of 1876 and the Colombian Civil War of 1895.[citation needed]


He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1897 until 1898, and again from 7 August 1918 – 16 September 1918. He was Minister of Finance from 7 August 1904 – 15 December 1904, and 11 March 1909 – 22 March 1909. He was Minister of War from 22 March 1909 – 7 June 1909 and President of Colombia from 11 November 1921 – 7 August 1922.[citation needed]

He died in 1928 in Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Cecilia Arboleda Mosquera, wife of Jorge Holguín, First Lady of Colombia, and mother of his 12 children. Oil painting by Epifanio Garay.

He was Roman Catholic . His wife Cecilia Arboleda Mosquera was mother of his 12 children. He is related to María Ángela Holguín.


  1. ^ Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango; Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino]

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Political offices
Preceded by President of Colombia
Succeeded by