Carlos Eugenio Restrepo

Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Restrepo was a Colombian lawyer and statesman, elected President of Colombia in 1910. During his administration he worked towards making political reconciliation among the Conservative and Liberals, he appointed members of the Liberal Party to his Cabinet, to the dismay of some of his own party, adopted a neutral stand on all issues. He served as Minister of Government and Ambassador to the Vatican City State. Restrepo was born in the home of Cruzana Restrepo Jaramillo and Pedro Antonio Restrepo, a lawyer and nephew of José Félix de Restrepo, his father was the founder of the Municipality of Andes, in the south of Antioquia. He had two brothers: Nicanor, a merchant who served as president of the Departamental Assembly of Antioquia in 1924, Juan María, a distinguished theologian at the service of the Holy See. Restrepo married Isabel Gaviria Duque on April 16, 1890. Together they had nine children: Tulia, Ignacio, Sofía, Ana, Adolfo and Vicente. Restrepo went to school in Itagüí, Medellín.

He studied Law, but had to suspend his studies at the age of 18, because of the raging Civil War in 1885. He was forced to teach himself the basics while practicing in the law firm of his father and his business partner, Alejandro Botero Uribe, who would become Minister of Government in 1909. Restrepo became an avid and respected lawyer moving up in different ranks, he worked as a Public Inspector of Education in 1888. He became a prosecutor in the Supreme Court of Antioquia, a Judge of the lower circuit of Antioquia, the Attorney General for the Department of Antioquia in 1898, he became a professor in the Law Department of the University of Antioquia, became the University's Rector. He participated in various charities, he helped established the Colombian Red Cross in Medellín, became president of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Colombia, founded the Society for the Improvement of Public Works in Medellín in 1901. Restrepo sided with the conservative party when he volunteered to fight in the civil war known as the Thousand Days' War.

He served as Chief of Staff of the Army under the command of General Pedro Nel Ospina. Restrepo was a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. In 1904, General Rafael Reyes had decreed the creation of the "Cámara de Comercio de Medellín", to be preside by the Governor of Antioquia. On January 23, 1905, 26 members to the Board of Directors were elected, among them Alonso Angel, Ricardo Restrepo, Carlos Uribe, Apolinar Villa and Carlos E. Restrepo, he was elected to the House of Representatives of Colombia in 1909. On March 13, 1909 he founded the Unión Republicana or Republican Union, a political party that emphasized political reconciliation, Republican values and National identity, he took his Republican ideas from the French writer and critic Émile Faguet, of whom he would write a biography. This political movement had the support of prominent members of both Conservatives and Liberals like, José Vicente Concha, Pedro Nel Ospina and Miguel Abadía, from the Colombian Conservative Party and Nicolás Esguerra, Benjamín Herrera and Enrique Olaya from the Colombian Liberal Party.

In 1910, General Ramón González Valencia had convened the National Assembly. Two conservative candidates were nominated to become the future President of Colombia: Restrepo and José Vicente Concha. On July 15, 1910, the election took place and Restrepo obtained 23 votes and Concha 18. Thus, Restrepo was inaugurated as President on August 1910, succeeding General González Valencia. Restrepo was involved in journalism and he collaborated in many magazines and newspapers of Antioquia, such as La Miscelánea, Lectura y Arte, Alpha and "el Diario de Pedro", with articles of political and religious subjects, helped with some translations, he worked as the editor in chief of El Correo de Antioquia, where he created a contest to help give music to the Anthem of Antioquia. Restrepo founded and directed "Colombia" in 1891, a newspaper censured by the bishops of the Catholic Church as they considered most dangerous due to its anticlerical and pro-lay stands and teachings. In 1897, he established the newspaper "el Montañés".

He worked in poetry and wrote an extensive number of essays and letters to friends and family due to the lack of local newspapers to express his opinions. Some of his works are: A mi hija Tulia Defensa en verso, de la mujer antioqueña Los versos de Enrique W. Fernández Un héroe oscuro Risa trágica El saltimbanqui, el primero de los personajes colombianos Emilio Faguet, Lo que enseña la vida maravillosa de Pasteur M. Tobón Mejía: un hombre y un artista Orientación Republicana Los neófitos Gregorio Gutiérrez González: la simbiosis del poeta y la tierra Pedro Justo Berrío, o el sentir común, la probidad y el carácter Initially, Restrepo refused to run for the presidential candidature, he did not have the support from the rest of the Representatives of Antioquia for his solid stand on Republicanism. However, there were a growing number of members who gave their support to Restrepo for fear of war against Peru, for his solid law background, for his eloquence as an orator. There was a need for new figures to take the lead representatives from Antioquia, left out of the presidential rotation.

For all of these reasons, Restrepo was included as a Presidential Candidate in

Saxon VIII 1

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