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Jóvito Villalba

Lawyer

Jóvito Villalba Gutiérrez (March 23, 1908 - July 8, 1989), was a Venezuelan lawyer and politician, member of the Generation of 1928, founder of the party URD (Democratic Republican Union) and signer of the Punto Fijo Pact. Villalba was born in 1908, to Ángela Gutiérrez and Jóvito Villalba. In 1921, he was accepted at the Federal School of La Asunción, where he studied secondary education. After that, he moved to Caracas, where he continued his studies at the Liceo Caracas, headed by Rómulo Gallegos. In 1926 he began his career as lawyer at the Central University of Venezuela. From that, participates at numerous political activities, becoming from his speech in the National Pantheon in 1928, against the dictatorship of Juan Vicente Gómez, an important political figure. After that, on February 13, 1928, was imprisoned at El Cuño jail. During his first exile, resides in Mexico, where forms part of the Venezuelan Revolutionary Party. Returns to his country on April 7, 1928, participating in a coup against Gómez. After its failure, was imprisoned first in La Rotunda, and at a Fortress in Puerto Cabello, staying six years devoted to the study of law and languages learning. The death of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1908-03-23
Place of birth
Pampatar
Spouse(s)
Ismenia Villalba
Profession
Lawyer, Politician

Death

Date of death
1989-07-08
Place of death
Caracas

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