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Gen Nicanor Arturo De Obarrio

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Gen Nicanor Arturo De Obarrio

  • Birth 3 Jun 1873 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 16 Jan 1941 Panama City, Panamá, Panama
  • Burial Panama City, Panamá, Panama
  • Plot Familia de Obarrio de Alba crypt
  • Memorial ID 71700669

General. Politician. Ambassador. Though born in the United States, Obarrio was in fact a member of a prominent isthmian family. He graduated from the University of Colombia in Mathematics and Physics. As a general in the Colombian army, he served as prefect of the province of Panama. He was one of the initiators of the separatist movement and an organizer of the Revolutionary Committee (along with Manuel Amador, Jose Arango, Ricardo Arias, Tomas Arias, Federico Boyd, Carlos Constantino Arosemena, and Manuel Espinosa Batista) in 1903. He is thusly considered one of the Republic's founding fathers. Following the Republic of Panama's successful independence from Colombia, he was appointed Minister of War and Navy. He was later elected to a seat in the National Assembly. He served as Envoy Extraordinaire and Minister Plenopotentiary to the governments of Peru, Germany, and the Holy See (later the Vatican). He was a benefactor of the Iglesia Santuario Nacional, where he is entombed, having donated the land on which it was built.

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  • Added: 20 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71700669
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Nicanor Arturo De Obarrio (3 Jun 1873–16 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71700669, citing Iglesia Santuario National Cemetery, Panama City, Panamá, Panama ; Maintained by Find A Grave .