Augusto Samuel Boyd

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Augusto Samuel Boyd (born August 1, 1879 in Panama City , † June 17, 1957 ) was a Panamanian diplomat, politician and the 19th President of Panama .


After Boyd, son of former President Federico Boyd , took an active part in politics at an early age, he became President of the City of Panama City in 1906 at the age of 27. He then became President of the National Council and Vice President of the National Electoral Council combined with the position of Vice President of Panama. From 1936 he was Panama's ambassador to Washington, DC , when he was recalled due to the sudden death of President Juan Demóstenes Arosemena Barreati . On December 18, 1939, he took over the office of President from Ezequiel Fernández Jaén , who had held this position on a temporary basis for the past three days. He held this office until the end of the normal term of office. He was succeeded by Arnulfo Arias .

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