Susana Lopez Navia
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Susana Lopez Navia

Susana López Navia
First Lady of Colombia

7 August 1962 (1962-08-07) - 19 May 1964 (1964-05-19)
PresidentGuillermo León Valencia
Bertha Puga Martínez
Cecilia de la Fuente Cortés
Personal details
Born(1910-09-17)17 September 1910
Died19 May 1964(1964-05-19) (aged 53)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Guillermo León Valencia Muñoz

Susana López Navia (17 September 1910 - 19 May 1964) was the wife of the 21st President of Colombia, Guillermo León Valencia Muñoz, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1962 to 1964.

Personal life

Susana López Navia was born on 17 September 1910 in Palmira, Valle del Cauca to Gustavo López Terreros and Lucrecia Navia Carvajal. She married Guillermo León Valencia Muñoz on 31 January 1931.[1] They had four children together: Pedro Felipe, Alma, Ignacio, and Diana.[2][1]

In 1958, López, who had been diagnosed with hypertension, suffered a stroke that left her with hemiplegia and using a wheelchair.[3]

López died on 19 May 1964 at the Palacio de Nariño in Bogotá of a pulmonary embolism brought on by her condition.[3] She was the first spouse of a Colombian president to die while her husband was still in office.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mrs. Guillermo Valencia, Wife of Colombian President". The New York Times. Bogotá (published 20 May 1964). 19 May 1964. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b Ríos Peñaloza, Gilma (August 1996). "Primeras Damas del Siglo XX". Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Bogotá (80). ISSN 0121-3296. OCLC 39236834. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Doña Susana López de Valencia: un alma grande". La Nueva Prensa (in Spanish). Bogotá (115-126): 12. ISSN 0550-3515. OCLC 6689784.

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