Omar Torrijos

Maximum Leader
Omar Torrijos
Omar Torrijos 1977.jpg
the Panamanian Revolution
In office
1972 – July 31, 1981
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Military Leader of Panama
In office
October 11, 1968 – July 31, 1981
PresidentJosé María Pinilla (1968–69)
Demetrio Lakas Bahas (1969–78)
Aristides Royo (1978–82)
Preceded byArnulfo Arias (President)
Succeeded byFlorencio Flores Aguilar
Personal details
BornOmar Efraín Torrijos Herrera
February 13, 1929
Santiago, Panama
DiedJuly 31, 1981(1981-07-31) (aged 52)
near Penonomé, Panama
Political partyDemocratic Revolutionary Party (1979–1981)
ReligionRoman Catholic

Omar Efrain Torrijos Herrera leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981. He is more commonly known as Omar Torrijos.

Torrijos was the Commander of the Military of Panama. Even though Panama had a President, Torrijos was the leader. He is best known for making a treaty giving Panama full control of the Panama Canal.[1]

His son Martín Torrijos was elected president and served from 2004 to 2009.

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  1. "PANAMA LEADER KILLED IN CRASH IN BAD WEATHER". New York Times. 2. Retrieved 22 September 2016. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
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