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Max Delvalle Levy-Maduro (February 27, 1911 – December 20, 1979) was a Panamanian
Panamanian
politician who served as vice president from 1964 to 1968 and briefly served as acting president in 1967. Under the Panamanian
Panamanian
constitution, the holder of the office of "first vice president" became acting president at home while the President was out of the country. On April 8, 1967, President Marco Aurelio Robles Méndez departed Panama
Panama
for a summit conference (at Punta del Este in Uruguay
Uruguay
of the presidents of the western hemisphere's nations, and Delvalle was sworn in to govern the nation during the absence of Robles.[1] From April 8 to April 15, 1967, Delvalle served as acting president of Panama. He said at the time that there were only two Jewish presidents in the world, the president of the State of Israel and him.[2] Delvalle was described in the press as "the first Jewish president in the history of the Americas".[3] President Robles continued to represent Panama
Panama
at the summit in Uruguay
Uruguay
and met with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson on April 13 to discuss the Panama
Panama
Canal treaty, before returning home.[4] Delvalle then resumed his regular duties as first vice president. Footnotes[edit]

^ "Temporary President", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 9, 1967, p6 ^ "Panama: Stability In The Cradle Of Transience". World Jewish Congress. 2005. Retrieved 10 December 2008.  ^ " Panama
Panama
Swears in Jew as Acting President", Chicago Tribune, April 9, 1967, p1A-11 ^ "Johnson, President of Panama
Panama
Agree to Speed Canal Treaty", Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14, 1967, p3

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Preceded by Sergio González Ruíz First Vice President of Panama 1964–1968 Succeeded by Raúl Arango

Preceded by Marco Aurelio Robles President of Panama 1967 Succeeded by Marco Aurelio Robles

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