Carolina Isakson Proctor

Virgilio Barco Vargas OCLC (identifier) ISSN (identifier)

Carolina Isakson Proctor
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First Lady of Colombia
In role
7 August 1986 (1986-08-07) – 7 August 1990 (1990-08-07)
PresidentVirgilio Barco Vargas
Preceded byRosa Helena Álvarez Yepes
Succeeded byAna Milena Muñoz Gómez
Personal details
Mary Caroline Isakson

(1930-01-06)6 January 1930
York, Pennsylvania, United States
Died24 January 2012(2012-01-24) (aged 82)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Resting placeCentral Cemetery of Bogotá
Political partyLiberal
(m. 1950; died 1997)
Alma materStanford University (BA, 1949)

Carolina Isakson Proctor (6 January 1930 – 24 January 2012) was the wife of 27th President of Colombia, Virgilio Barco Vargas, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1986 to 1990.[1]

Personal life

Born Mary Caroline Isakson on 6 January 1930 in York, Pennsylvania to Carl Oscar Isakson and Mary Alice (née Proctor).[2][3] Her father, a Swedish American Engineer,[4] relocated the family to Cúcuta, North Santander to work with the Colombian Petroleum Company; she was 7 years old at the time.[3] She met Virgilio Barco Vargas through his sister, who she had attended school with; they were married on 1 July 1950 in Cúcuta.[4] Virgilio and Carolina had four children: María Carolina, Julia, Diana, and Virgilio.

See also


  1. ^ Ríos Peñaloza, Gilma (1 August 1996). "Primeras Damas del Siglo XX" [First Ladies of the 20th Century]. Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Bank of the Republic (80). ISSN 0121-3296. OCLC 39236834. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Carolina Isakson" (in Spanish). Bogotá. 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Nieto Calderón, Lucy (30 January 2012). "Carolina Isakson de Barco, pionera del programa 'Madres comunitarias'" [Carolina Isakson de Barco, pioneer of the 'community mothers' program]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Carolina Isakson de Barco". Semana (in Spanish). Bogotá (1552). 28 January 2012. ISSN 0124-5473. OCLC 7475329. Retrieved 12 November 2012.