Pereira Octavio Mendez Edit Profile
Graduate Normal School of Panamá, 1908. University of Chile, 1913. Doctor honoris causa, University of San Marcos, Lima, Faculty of Law and Political Science, of Panamá.
University of Southern California, National University of Colombia. Certificate of University of London.
Professor Spanish, National Institute, assistant secretary public instruction, rector, 1918-1923 and after 1933. Secretary public instruction, 1923-1927. Member of Parliament to Chile, France, Great Britain, 1927-1930.
Founder University of Panamá (president, 1935-1940). President Inter-American University after 1943. Panamanian delegate to League of Nations, International Labor Conference, Conference at San Francisco, 1st General Assembly, United Nations, New New York.
Member Academy Panamena de la Lengua, Academy Panamena de la Historia, Unión Iber-Americana of Panama, Sociedad Bolivariana, Sociedad Panamiciña de Defecho Internacional, Asoclacion de Maestros (honorary), Comite France-Amerique. Member Academy de la Lengua, Academy de Historia, Union Ibero-Americana (Madrid). Clubs: Unión, Rotary.
Married Luz Amalia Guardia. Children: Luz Amalia, Octavio, Manuel Jose, Alicia.
Grand Cross Order of Vasco Nñez de Balboa. Grand Offical Order Carlos Manuel de Cespedes. Commander Order Charles III of Spain.
Commander Order of Aztec Eagle. Grand Official Order Sun of Per. Medal of Merit (1st class) Ecuador and Chile.
Medal of Solidarity of Panamá. Grand Official Order of Boyacá.