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 Joaquin Balaguer

Joaquin Balaguer

Birth
Dominican Republic
Death 14 Jul 2002 (aged 95)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Burial Los Girasoles, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Plot City or Country Unknown
Memorial ID 6639728 · View Source
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Dominican Republic President. Born in Villa Bisonó, Dominican Republic, he graduated with a law degree from the University of Santo Domingo and began a political career when he was appointed Attorney in the Court of Properties, in 1930. He then went on to be Secretary of the Dominican Legation in Madrid, (1932-35), Undersecretary of the Presidency, in (1936), Undersecretary of Foreign Relations, in (1937), Extraordinary Ambassador to Colombia and Ecuador, (1940-47), Ambassador to Mexico, (1947-49), Secretary of Education, (1949-55) and Secretary of State of Foreign Relations, (1953-56). Elected President of the Dominican Republic, he served three non-consecutive terms in office, (1960-62), (1966-78) and (1986-96). After his final term, he wrote many books for contemporary Dominican literature. He died on heart failure at age 95 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6639728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joaquin Balaguer (1 Sep 1906–14 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6639728, citing Cementerio Cristo Redentor, Los Girasoles, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .