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Misael Pastrana Borrero
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23rd President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1970 (1970-08-07) – 7 August 1974 (1974-08-07)
Preceded by Carlos Lleras Restrepo
Succeeded by Alfonso López Michelsen
16th Colombia Ambassador to United States
In office
17 January 1969 (1969-01-17) – 3 February 1970 (1970-02-03)
President Carlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded by Hernan Echavarría Olózaga
Succeeded by Douglas Botero Boshel
Minister of Government of Colombia
In office
7 August 1966 (1966-08-07) – 6 November 1968 (1968-11-06)
President Carlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded by Pedro Gómez Valderrama
Succeeded by Carlos Augusto Noriega
38th Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
In office
1 September 1961 (1961-09-01) – 16 November 1961 (16 November 1961)
President Alberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded by Hernando Agudelo Villa
Succeeded by Jorge Mejía Palacio
53rd Minister of Public Works of Colombia
In office
9 November 1960 (1960-11-09) – 1 September 1961 (1961-09-01)
President Alberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded by Virgilio Barco Vargas
Succeeded by Carlos Obando Velasco
12th Minister of Foment of Colombia
In office
5 May 1960 (1960-05-05) – 9 November 1960 (1960-11-09)
President Alberto Lleras Camargo
Preceded by Rodrigo Llorente Martínez
Succeeded by Rafael Unda Ferrero
Personal details
Born
Misael Eduardo Pastrana Borrero

(1923-11-14)14 November 1923
Neiva, Huila, Colombia
Died 21 August 1997(1997-08-21) (aged 73)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) María Cristina Arango Vega (1951–1997)
Children
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University (JD, 1945)
Profession Lawyer

Misael Eduardo Pastrana Borrero (14 November 1923 – 21 August 1997) was the 23rd President of Colombia from 1970 to 1974.

During his four years in office, Pastrana was cautiously progressive. He sought to increase employment opportunities with a famous four-point strategy. He attempted to boost national savings as a way of moving away from dependency on foreign investment and credit, and he extended pensions rights for many people.

His son, Andrés Pastrana Arango, later became the 30th President of Colombia.

Pastrana died in Bogotá, Columbia on 21 August 1997 of a stroke at the age of 73.

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