Gustavo de Greiff
Members of the Colombian Liberal Party
Colombians of Swedish descent
Attorneys General of Colombia
Colombian ambassadors to Mexico
Members of the Colombian Liberal Party Forum
Gustavo de Greiff Restrepo is a Colombian lawyer, educator and activist, who served as former Attorney General of Colombia and former Colombian Ambassador to Mexico. He is known for being an outspoken critic of the United States' War on Drugs in Colombia, and for being an advocate for drug liberalization policies.
De Greiff was born in Bogota, D.C. on June 20, 1929 to Gustavo de Greiff Obregon and Cecilia Restrepo Pineres. De Greiff is of Swedish descent from way of his father whose grandfather was Karl Sigismund Fromholt von Greiff, a Swedish engineer and geographer who moved to Colombia in 1825 and whose family had played an active role in the abdication of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden. He is married to Ines Lindo Koppel, and has three children: Monica, also a lawyer and ex-Minister of Justice; Natalia, an engineer and ex-General Manager of IBM in Colombia; and Camilo.
A lawyer graduated from Our Lady of the Rosary University, de Greiff returned to his alma mater, where he worked as Professor of Introduction to Law and Insurance Law at the Faculty of Law, later becoming Deputy Rector under Rector Roberto Arias Perez, subsequently replacing him as the 115th Rector of the University on October 24, 1990 until April 1, 1990.
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