Jorge Holguín

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Jorge Holguín
Jorge Holguin.jpg
10th President of Colombia
In office
November 11, 1921 – August 7, 1922
Preceded by Marco Fidel Suárez
Succeeded by Pedro Nel Ospina
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 7, 1918 – September 16, 1918
President Marco Fidel Suárez
Preceded by Pedro Antonio Molina
Succeeded by Pedro Antonio Molina
In office
President Miguel Antonio Caro
Preceded by José Maria Uricoechea
Succeeded by Antonio Gómez Restrepo
Minister of Finance
In office
March 11, 1909 – March 22, 1909
President Rafael Reyes
Preceded by Camilo Torres Eliceche
Succeeded by Nemesio Camacho
In office
August 7, 1904 – December 15, 1904
President Rafael Reyes
Preceded by Carlos Arturo Torres
Succeeded by Pedro Antonio Molina
Minister of War
In office
March 22, 1909 – June 7, 1909
President Rafael Reyes
Preceded by Eduardo Briceño
Succeeded by Diego Euclides de Angulo
Personal details
Born Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino
(1848-10-30)October 30, 1848
Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Republic of New Granada
Died 2 March 1928(1928-03-02) (aged 79)
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Cecilia Arboleda Mosquera
Relations Manuel María Mallarino (uncle)
Carlos Holguín Mallarino (brother)
Julio Arboleda Pombo (father-in-law)
Occupation Businessman, soldier, journalist, writer, and politician
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance Colombia (Conservative Party)
Service/branch Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Colombian Civil War of 1876
Colombian Civil War of 1895
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Holguín and the second or maternal family name is Mallarino.

Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino (30 October 1848 – 2 March 1928) was a Colombian politician and military officer, two time Acting President of Colombia: June–August 1909 as interim president, and from November 1921 to August 1922. He also served a term as Minister of Foreign Affairs in which he signed the Holguín-Avebury treaty.

Cecilia Arboleda Mosquera, wife of Jorge Holguín, First Lady of Colombia, and mother of his 12 children. Oil painting by Epifanio Garay.


Political offices
Preceded by
Marco Fidel Suárez
President of Colombia
Succeeded by
Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez