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Rafael de la Colina

Rafael de la Colina, American diplomat. Decorated Order of Merit Chile; Order Honneur et Merite Haiti; Order of Merit Juan Pablo Duarte Dominican Republic; Order Vasco Nunez de Balboa Panama; Order Rising Sun Japan; Order San Carlos Colombia; Order Libertador Venezuela; Order of Sun Peru; Order Civic Merit Belisario Dominguez Mexican Senate, 1974.


  • Colina, Rafael de la was born on September 20, 1898 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Son of Manuel and Maria (Riquelme) de la Colina.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, National University Mexico, 1918. Postgraduate, Foreign Service Academy, Mexico, 1918.


    • Officer, foreign service of Mexico, 1918. >n. Ruth Rosecrans; children—Ruth (Mrs. Francis W. Silk), Rafael.

      Chief, administrative section, consular department, Mexico City, 1923-1924. Consul in Boston, 1924-1925, New Orleans, 1925-1928, Laredo, Tex., 1928-1930, Los Angeles, California, 1930-1932. Chief, consular department, Mexico City, 1932-1933.

      Chief, bureau of licenses, federal district, 1933. Consul general in San Antonio, Tex., 1934-1935, New York City, 1936-1943. Minister counselor. Mexican embassy, Washington, District of Columbia, 1943-1944, Electrical Engineer and.

      Assistant general secretary, Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, 1945. Bachelor of Arts and M. Sc., University Nacional de México, 1916. Career; Francis W. Silk), Rafael.

      In Mexican consulate, Philadelphia. United States of America, 1918-1922. Vice-consul, Mo., 1922, Eagle Pass, Tex., 1922-1923.

      ;;;;; M.P., since 1944. Mexican delegate, Inter-American Economic and Financial Committee, Washington, 1943, United Nations Interim Commission on Food and Agriculture, Washington, 1943, United Nations Conference on Relief and Rehabilitation, Atlantic City, 1943, and Montreal, 1944.; ; clubs in New York City, Lawyers, Rockefeller Center Luncheon Club, in Washington, Metropolitan, University.

      Contributor to reviews in Mexico and United States of America.


    • Author books on international law. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member subcom. of experts, problems of foreign investments, Economic, Financial and Transit Dept, of the League of Nations, Princeton, 1943, and Ottawa, 1944. Member Society Mexicana de Historia, American Society of International Law, Foreign Press Association.


    • Married Ruth Rosecrans, 1920 (deceased 1929). Children: Ruth (Mistress Francis W. Silk), Rafael. Married Amanda Steinmeyer, 1944.
    • father: Manuel Colina
    • mother: Maria (Riquelme) Colina
    • spouses: Ruth Rosecrans
    • Amanda Steinmeyer
    • children: Ruth Colina (Mistress Francis W. Silk)
    • Rafael Colina
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    Born September 20, 1898
    Died December 27, 1995
    (aged 97)
    • 1918
      National University Mexico
    • 1918
      Foreign Service Academy
    • 1918 - 1934
      Held various posts in Consular Service
    • 1934 - 1935
      consul general, of Mexico
      San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • 1936 - 1943
      consul general, of Mexico
    • 1943 - 1944
      minister counsel, or Mexican Embassy
      Washington, United States
    • 1944 - 1948
      Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico
    • 1949 - 1953
      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico
    • 1953 - 1959
      permanent representative to United Nations
    • 1959 - 1962
      ambassador, of Mexico to Canada
    • 1962 - 1964
      ambassador, of Mexico to Canada
    • 1965 - 1986
      representative of Mexico to Organization of American States
      Washington, United States
    • 1965 - 1980
      ambassador, of Mexico to United States
    • 1980 - 1995
      ambassador, emeritus
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