Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Acosta, Santos

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ACOSTA, Santos, Colombian statesman, b. in Mirafiores, Colombia, in 1880. He became con- spicuous in politics when quite young. He has been general-in-chief of the Colombian army, repre- sentative and senator in several legislatures, secre- tary of state, a foreign minister, and president of the rcTJublic from May, 1807, to April, 1868.