BirthdayFebruary 13, 1929

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Omar Torrijos

    Full name: Omar Torrijos
    Also known as: Omar Torrijos, Torrijos, Omar
    Professions: Panamanian Dictator
    Occupation: Military Officer

  2. Omar Torrijos Death information

    Died: Friday, 31st of July, 1981 (Age: 52)

  3. Omar Torrijos Biography

    Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – July 31, 1981) was the Commander of the Panamanian and National Guard and the de facto dictator of Panama from 1968 to 1981. Torrijos was never officially the president of Panama, but instead held titles including "Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution" and "Supreme Chief of Government." Although he was considered a leftist autocrat, his regime was based instead on progressivism.Torrijos is best known for negotiating the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties that eventually gave Panama full sovereignty over the Panama Canal, at noon on December 31, 1999. His son Martín Torrijos was elected president and served from 2004 to 2009.

  4. Omar Torrijos Family

    Spouse: Raquel Pauzner de Torrijos

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