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Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra

Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the president of Ecuador from 1934-1935, 1944-1947, 1952-1956, 1960-1961, and 1968-1972. He only served one of those terms without being ousted by the army, from 1952-1956.

Velasco Ibarra was born on March 19, 1893 in Quito. His parents were Delia Ibarra and Alejandrino Velasco, a civil engineer. His father was a political activist in the conservative party during the dictatorship installed by the liberal revolution. He never went to primary school and instead was educated by his mother. His father died when he was 16 years old. He went to high school at San Gabriel School and graduated with at Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the Central University of Ecuador. He was a notable writer and published several books, including Conciencia y Barbarie, and also wrote for the newspaper El Comercio.

The first public post occupied by Velasco Ibarra was in the Quito Municipal Government, where he supervised works and visited communities. His political career began when he was named Deputy of the Republic. He was immediately named Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies and several days later, President of the Chamber.

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