Gonzalo Facio Segreda

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Gonzalo Facio Segreda
JFK and Gonzalo Facio Segreda July 6, 1962.jpg
Facio Segreda with John F. Kennedy on 6 July 1962
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1977–1978
PresidentDaniel Oduber Quirós
Preceded byWilburg Jiménez Castro (acting)
Succeeded byRafael Ángel Calderón Fournier
In office
1970–1976
President
Preceded byFernando Lara Bustamante [es]
Succeeded byWilburg Jiménez Castro (acting)
President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
In office
1953–1956
Preceded byAbelardo Bonilla Balladares
Succeeded byOtto Cortés Fernández [es]
Personal details
Born(1918-03-28)28 March 1918
San José, Costa Rica
Died24 January 2018(2018-01-24) (aged 99)
Escazu, Costa Rica
Spouse(s)María Lilia Montejo Ortuño
Ana Franco Calzia
Julia Nubia Salmerón Mejía
(m. 2008; div. 2010)
ChildrenSandra Facio Montejo
Alda Facio Montejo
Rómulo Facio Montejo
Ana Catalina Facio Franco
Giannina Facio Franco
Carla Facio Franco
Profession
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Diplomat

Gonzalo Justo Facio Segreda (28 March 1918 – 24 January 2018) was a Costa Rican lawyer, politician, and diplomat.

Facio was born in San José on 28 March 1918 to Gonzalo Facio Ulloa and María Teresa Segreda Solera. [1]

He studied law at the University of Costa Rica and New York University.[2][3] He served on the Founding Junta of the Second Republic and was a founding member of the National Liberation Party. Between 1953 and 1956, he was President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.[4]

Facio first became Costa Rican ambassador to the United States in 1956, and held the post for two years. He returned to the position in 1962, serving through 1966. He was named foreign minister in 1970, and was succeeded by Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier in 1978. From 1990 to 1994, he was again ambassador to the United States. In 1998, he was appointed ambassador to Mexico, and stepped down in 2001.[5]

He was married three times. He had three children (Sandra, Alda and Rómulo) from his first wife María Lilia Montejo Ortuño. From his second wife, Ana Franco Calzia, he had three more children (Ana Catalina, Giannina and Carla). From his third wife Julia Nubia Salmerón Mejía he had no offspring. [6]

Facio died at the age of 99 on 24 January 2018 in Escazu.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angulo, Marcela. "Fallece Gonzalo Facio, miembro fundador de la Segunda República". ameliarueda.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  2. ^ Lara, Juan Fernando (24 January 2018). "Falleció político y diplomático Gonzalo Facio Segreda". La Nacíon (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Muere Gonzalo "Chalo" Facio, el último de la Junta de la II República". CR Hoy (in Spanish). 24 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Legislative Assembly Official website
  5. ^ Alvarado, Laura (25 January 2018). "Costa Rica Mourns Death of Former Foreign Affair Minister and Ambassador Gonzalo Facio". The Costa Rica Star. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. ^ Fern, Juan; públicos, o Lara Salas Redactor en la sección Sociedad y Servicios Periodista graduado en la Universidad de Costa Rica Ganó el premio Redactor del año de La Nación Escribe sobre servicios; infraestructura; Telecomunicaciones, Energía Y. "Falleció político y diplomático Gonzalo Facio Segreda". La Nación, Grupo Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  7. ^ "Fallece Gonzalo Facio Segreda a sus 99 años de edad". Teletica (in Spanish). 24 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.