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Roberto Campos
Roberto Campos

Roberto Campos (1917–2001)
GSAS 1946–48

"I committed the only sin that politics does not forgive: to tell the truth before it's time."

His ideas and stature in the diplomatic arena far outstripped his South American counterparts. Roberto Campos had a great personality—witty, acerbic at times—and espoused a strong capitalist-minded ideology that pushed Brazilian development throughout his diplomatic career.

His zest for life and distinguished service to the people of his country exemplify Columbia's spirit of excellence. He was an economist, statesman, and writer.

Submitted by Calvin Chong, Columbia College 2006, who is solely responsible for the content.

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