RICARDO J. ALFARO AUTOGRAPH


Ricardo Joaquín Alfaro Jované was born August 20, 1882 in Panama — died February 23, 1971 in Panama City. Ricardo served as president of Panama from January 16, 1931 to September 20, 1932. He belonged to the Liberal Party. He was judge of a joint commission between Panama and the United States for settling claims relating to expropriations for the construction of the Canal. Later, in 1934 to 1936 and again, in 1953, Dr. Alfaro was involved in critical negotiations relating to Panama-U.S. relations concerning the Canal. From 1922 to 1930, and from 1933 to 1936, Dr. Alfaro was Panamanian envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the U.S.. In 1946, he was appointed Panama’s minister of foreign relations; however, he resigned in 1947 to protest a proposed agreement with the U.S. relating to the Panama Canal. In 1928, Dr. Alfaro was elected vice-president of Panama. In 1931, after a revolution in Panama, Dr. Alfaro was invited to become his country’s president, a position he accepted and held from January 16, 1931 through September 20, 1932. In 1949, Dr. Alfaro was chairman of the legal committee of the third session of the U.N. General Assembly that drew up the text of the Convention on Genocide. In addition to his governmental and diplomatic experience, Dr. Alfaro’s professional acumen derives from a background in law. In 1964, Dr. Alfaro retired from his official duties. Dr. Alfaro was the author of many articles and books on Panama, and was the recipient of numerous awards and citations for a career dedicated to improving conditions both in his country and globally. Original Ricardo J. Alfaro Autographed Card with the Embossed Seal of the Republic of Panama(seal is top middle on card). Also included is a cut out of a stamped Presidential Seal(purple ink). Regular Price – $ 350.00 / Sale Price – $ 195.00.

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