José David Name

José David Name Cardozo (born 18 November 1968) is a Colombian senator. He is a member of the Party of the U, and is the son of former Senator José Name Terán. He became a senator in 2006 after serving as consul of Colombia in New York from 1999 to 2005.[1]

José David Name Cardozo
President of the Senate and the Congress of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 2014
Preceded byJuan Fernando Cristo Bustos
Senator of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 2006
Personal details
Born (1968-11-18) 18 November 1968 (age 51)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Political partySocial Party of National Unity
Spouse(s)Astrid Correa
RelationsJosé Name Terán (father)
Iván Name Vásquez (cousin)
Alma materAutonomous University of the Caribbean
ProfessionBusiness Administrator


Name is of Lebanese descent and belongs to a strong Lebanese community in Colombia's coast. Name studied business administration at the Autonomous University of the Caribbean in Barranquilla. In the Senate, Name was president of the Fifth Commission of Congress. In November 2008, he received death threats after he headed a campaign to restrict the consumption of tobacco in enclosed spaces.[2]

Senate 2014-2018Edit

Name was one of the twelve senators who voted for the TLC with Korea on December 3, 2014.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "José David Name Cardozo" (in Spanish). Congreso Visible. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
  2. ^ Espejo, Germán D. (2008-11-07). "Amenazas por ley antitabaco" [Threats for Anti-Smoking Law]. El Espectador. Retrieved 2010-11-04.