Omar Torrijos facts for kids
|Maximum Leader of
the Panamanian Revolution
1972 – July 31, 1981
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Military Leader of Panama|
October 11, 1968 – July 31, 1981
|President||José María Pinilla (1968–69)
Demetrio Lakas Bahas (1969–78)
Aristides Royo (1978–82)
|Preceded by||Arnulfo Arias (President)|
|Succeeded by||Florencio Flores Aguilar|
|Born||Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera
February 13, 1929
|Died||July 31, 1981
near Penonomé, Panama
|Political party||Democratic Revolutionary Party (1979–1981)|
Omar Efrain Torrijos Herrera leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981. He is more commonly known as Omar Torrijos.
His son Martín Torrijos was elected president and served from 2004 to 2009.
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