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Víctor Mosquera Chaux (October 1, 1919 – November 5, 1997) was a Colombian lawyer and diplomat. A Liberal party politician, he served as Councilman of Popayán, Assemblymean of Cauca, Chamber Representative for Cauca, Senator of Colombia,[1] and Governor of Cauca.[2] He also served as Ambassador of Colombia to the United States,[3] and Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom.[4]

Víctor Mosquera Chaux
24th Colombia Ambassador to the United States
In office
21 December 1987 (1987-12-21) – 25 November 1990 (1990-11-25)
PresidentVirgilio Barco Vargas
Preceded byFrancisco Posada de La Peña
Succeeded byJaime García Parra
10th Colombia Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
3 June 1967 (1967-06-03) – 21 April 1970 (1970-04-21)
PresidentCarlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded byAlfredo Araújo Grau
Succeeded byCamilo de Brigard Silva
Governor of Cauca
In office
4 February 1959 (1959-02-04) – 11 July 1960 (1960-07-11)
PresidentAlberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded byFrancisco Lemos Arboleda
Succeeded byMiguel Ángel Zúñiga
Senator of Colombia
In office
20 July 1970 (1970-07-20) – 20 July 1974 (1974-07-20)
In office
20 July 1962 (1962-07-20) – 3 June 1967 (1967-06-03)
In office
20 July 1958 (1958-07-20) – 4 February 1959 (1959-02-04)
Member of the Colombian Chamber of Representatives
In office
20 July 1947 (1947-07-20) – 9 November 1949 (1949-11-09)
ConstituencyCauca Department
Personal details
Born(1919-10-01)1 October 1919
Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Died5 November 1997(1997-11-05) (aged 78)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Resting placeTemplo de San Francisco
Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
NationalityColombian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Cecilia Paz Salazar
ChildrenOlga Lucía Mosquera Paz
Alma materUniversity of Cauca
ProfessionLawyer

In February 1981, Mosquera held executive power for eight days as Presidential Designate, while President Julio César Turbay Ayala was indisposed due to health reasons.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nunca Acepto Ser Ministro" [He Never Accepted Being a Minister]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 1997-11-11. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ "Información General [del Departamento del Cauca]" [General Information [of the Department of Cauca]] (DOC) (in Spanish). National Administrative Department of Statistics. 2001-09-06. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  3. ^ "Diplomatic Representation for Republic of Colombia". Office of the Chief of Protocol of the United States. 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  4. ^ "List of Colombian Ambassadors to the United Kingdom". Colombian Embassy to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 2007. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-09-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Cárdenas Madrid, Marlon Rafael (October 1997). "Designados presidenciales de Colombia 1844-1993" [Presidential Designates of Colombia 1844-1993]. Revista Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library (94). Retrieved 2010-09-26.