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Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso

1906 - 1987

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 21, 2017
1. Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso Marker
Inscription.  This tablet honors Galo Plaza Lasso, President of the Republic of Ecuador (1940-1952) and Secretary General of the Organization of American States, (1968-1972) born here to Maria Adelina Plaza and General Leonidas Plaza, on February 17, 1906, while his father, also a former President of Ecuador, was serving as Ecuadorian Minister to the United States.

Always a friend of the United States, his life was an inspiration of unselfish devotion to world peace and enhancement of inter-American relations.

En honor de Galo Plaza Lasso, (1906-1987) Presidente de la Republica del Ecuador, (1948-1952), Secretario General de la Organizacion de Estados Americanos, (1968-1972) nacido aqui el 17 de Febrero de 1906, hijo de Maria Adelina Plaza y del General Leonidas Plaza, ex-Presidente del Ecuador, entonces Ministro de su pais en los Estados Unidos.

Siempre amigo de los EEUU, su vida fue modelo de devoción desinteresada a la paz del mundo y al acrecentamiento de las relaciones internationales.

Erected jointly February 17, 1988 by:
Native New Yorkers’ Historical Assn. &
La Casa de la Cultura Equatoriana,
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By Michael Herrick, February 21, 2017
2. Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso Marker
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Benjamin Carrion, Nucleo de Nueva York · Felix J. Cuervo, President · Dr. Robert F. Cuervo, V.P. · Robert P. Mangieri, V.P. · Jeff Gottlieb, V.P.
Coordinators: Aida González · William Portella · Dr. James Montesinos, President · Prof. Paco Villar, 1st V.P. · Carlos Garcia, 2nd V.P. · Arq. Armando Acosta, 3rd V.P. · Dr. Galo Vaca, 4th V.P. · Ledo Carlos Simmonds, Secretary · Prof. José Perrone, Treasurer
 
Erected 1988 by Native New Yorkers’ Historical Association and La Casa de la Cultura Equatoriana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1906.
 
Location. 40° 43.952′ N, 73° 59.81′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on W. 8th Street near 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located on The Marlton Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 W 8th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward I. Koch (within shouting distance of this marker); Bella Abzug (within shouting distance of this marker); James Wall Finn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain/Washington Irving (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); No. 22 Washington Square North (about 400 feet away); Mark Twain
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By Michael Herrick, February 21, 2017
3. The Marlton Hotel
(about 400 feet away); Washington Square Park (about 400 feet away); Shirley Hayes and the Preservation of Washington Square Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Galo Plaza on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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