Jose Ignacio de Marquez
Colombian Roman Catholics
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Jose Ignacio de Marquez Barreto was a Colombian statesman, lawyer and professor, who served as Vice President of Colombia under the presidency of Francisco de Paula Santander, and subsequently was elected President of the Republic of the New Granada for the presidential term of 1837 to 1841.Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edicion; Page 37; Bogota, Colombia; 1983
In 1821, Marquez is elected as delegated to the Congress of Cucuta, and at age 27, he is elected as President of the congress. As such, he inaugurates and takes the oath of General Simon Bolivar as President of the Gran Colombia, and General Francisco de Paula Santander as Vice-President.
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