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Galo Plaza

Galo Plaza Lasso was an Ecuadorian politician and statesman who served as the Ecuadorian Ambassador to the U.S, President of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952, and Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1968 to 1975. He is the son of former Ecuadorian President Leonidas Plaza.

Plaza was born in New York City in 1906 at the Marlton House during the exile of his father, the general and ex-president Leonidas Plaza; his mother was Avelina Lasso Ascasubi. He studied agriculture at the University of Maryland, economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

In 1938, Plaza was appointed the Minister of War of Ecuador. In 1944, he was appointed as Ecuador's Ambassador to the U.S. In 1948, after forming a liberal political group in Ecuador, he was elected President of Ecuador.

Related websites

Galo Plaza's biography at the Ecuadorian government's website

Plaza's obituary in the NY Times

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