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| Laureano Gomez |
|Born||Laureano Eleuterio Gómez Castro|
20 February 1889
|Died||13 July 1965 (Age 76)|
|Alma mater||National University of Colombia|
|Children|| • Cecilia Gómez Hurtado|
• Rafael Gómez Hurtado
• Álvaro Gómez Hurtado
• Enrique Gómez Hurtado
|Spouse||María Hurtado Cajiao|
President of Colombia, two of whose sons, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado and Enrique Gomez-Hurtado both were repeat visitors to Le Cercle.
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
Two of his sons, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado and Enrique Gomez-Hurtado went on to visit Le Cercle on multiple occasions.
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