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Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo

Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo (1886 - 1959) was a two-time Colombian president and political figure, as a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He served as president of Colombia for the first time between 1934 and 1938 and again between 1942 and 1945.

Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo born in Honda (Tolima), his father Pedro Aquilino Lopez was a great businessman and great mentor of this city. Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo went on to study at the London School of Economics. His son, Alfonso Lopez Michelsen, was president of Colombia between 1974 and 1978. He was the first president.

These actions earned Lopez Pumarejo the backing of important rural and labor sectors, in addition to that of the Colombian Communist Party, but they likewise divided his previous political allies, some of which called for moderation. The election of his successor Eduardo Santos took place in 1938.

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