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Gustavo Herrera

Gustavo Herrera Grau , was a Venezuelan lawyer and diplomat. Being born in 1890, were his parents Aureliano Hernandez Irigoyen and Dolores Grau Duarte, studied primary in the German Catholic School of Caracas administrated by teachers Luis Ezpelosin and Agustin Aveledo, in 1916 graduates as Doctor in Political Sciences at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), with a thesis entitled The legal mortgage. Between 1916 and 1921, practiced law in Ciudad Bolivar. Back in Caracas joined the faculty of the School of Law at the UCV, as professor of economics and public finance. From 1922 to 1936, was advisor of the Ministry of Finance in charge of Roman Cardenas, being Herrera one of the authors of a reform to the National Treasury, which established the guidelines and principles that were in effect for a long time in Venezuela. In 1936, was appointed as Finance Minister by President Eleazar Lopez Contreras. Shortly, goes to Europe as Plenipotentiary Minister of Venezuela, in Netherlands and Germany.

Gustavo Herrera participates in the drafting of the Hydrocarbons Law of 1943, the same year was appointed as Minister of Development. In July, 1945, attend along with Foreign Minister Caracciolo Parra Perez, to the Conference of San Francisco, California, in which the UN was created. After his return to Caracas, is appointed to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, being in that position until the overthrow of President Medina, on 18 October 1945, after the coup his house was ransacked, refuging in the Belgian Legation and having a voluntarily exile in New York City, working as consultant to U.S. companies with investments in Venezuela. In 1948, returned to his country and founds along with Luis Geronimo Pietri a legal desk, where practices his profession until his death in 1953.

Biography of the Foreign Affairs Ministry

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Biography at Venezuelatuya.com

Biography of the Foreign Affairs Ministry

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