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Eustorgio Salgar


Eustorgio Salgar Moreno (1831-1885) was a lawyer, Colombian general and political figure, who was president of the Granadine Confederation from 1870 until 1872. Elected at age 39, was one of the youngest Presidents of the nation.Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd.; Italgraf; Segunda Edicion; Page 91; Bogota, Colombia; 1983

From 1853 he served as the governor of the Garcia Rovira province, and when it was merged with Pamplona in 1855 he assumed the new role of governor of the newly combined province until 1858. During that year, Salgar was a member of the briefly lived Granadine Confederation's senate, and a year later became governor of Sovereign State of Santander.

Following his term as president, Salgar was appointed as Ambassador to the United States of America until 1867.

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