Laureano Gomez

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Person.png Laureano Gomez  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
BornLaureano Eleuterio Gómez Castro
20 February 1889
Bogotá, Colombia
Died13 July 1965 (Age 76)
Bogotá, Colombia
Alma materNational University of Colombia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Children • Cecilia Gómez Hurtado
• Rafael Gómez Hurtado
• Álvaro Gómez Hurtado
• Enrique Gómez Hurtado
SpouseMaría Hurtado Cajiao
President of Colombia, two of whose sons, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado and Enrique Gomez-Hurtado both were repeat visitors to Le Cercle.

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In office
7 August 1950 - 5 November 1951

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In office
21 March 1948 - 10 April 1948

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In office
8 June 1925 - 7 August 1926


Gómez believed that strong executive power was essential for social order. In his view, governments should be run by highly educated elites who supposedly knew what was best for everyone. Although he was not the only Colombian politician who claimed that majoritarian democracy had destabilizing effects, he was one of the most strident critics of mass politics

Family connections

Two of his sons, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado and Enrique Gomez-Hurtado went on to visit Le Cercle on multiple occasions.

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