Arroyo del Rio, Carlos Alberto( President of Ecuador.)
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Biography Arroyo del Rio, Carlos Alberto
Born November 27, 1893 in Guayaquil. In 1914 he graduated from the Faculty of the University of Guayaquil. In 1914 he was appointed Secretary of the Department of Education Province of Guayas, in 1917 - secretary of the Canton of Guayaquil. In 1918, Arroyo became a member of the provincial department of education, and in 1920 - a member of the Council on Social Welfare. In 1921-1922 managed the Canton of Guayaquil.
In 1918, Arroyo suggested that the Department of Sociology University of Guayaquil. He was dean of the faculty of civil law and rector of the University. In 1922 and 1923 Arroyo was elected deputy to the congress from the province of Guayas, became chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, and in 1924 a member of the Senate. After the death of President Mosquera Narvaez Arroyo in November 1939 as chairman of the Senate acting president. In the same year was nominated for the presidency of the Liberal Party and won election in January 1940. It has proven itself as a defender of democracy and champion of the ideology of pan-Americanism. In January 1942 broke off diplomatic relations with Germany and its allies. May 29, 1944 was forced to resign under pressure from forces that supported the former president Jose Velasco Ibarra, who succeeded him as president. Arroyo subsequently engaged in teaching and legal practice in Guayaquil. He died at Guayaquil-Arroyo on Oct. 31, 1969.