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Jacquin Strouss Lucena

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Role  Ernesto Samper's wife
Nationality  Colombian
Spouse  Ernesto Samper (m. 1979)

Profession  Economist
Education  Columbia University
Name  Jacquin Lucena
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Succeeded by  Nohra Puyana Bickenbach
Full Name  Jacquin Desiree Strouss Lucena
Born  22 February 1953 (age 62)Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia (1953-02-22)
Children  Felipe Samper StroussMiguel Samper Strouss
Alma mater  University of the Andes (BEc, 1976)Columbia University (MA)

Preceded by  Ana Milena Munoz Gomez
Political party  Colombian Liberal Party

Jacquin Desiree Strouss Lucena (born 22 February 1953) is the wife of the 29th President of Colombia, Ernesto Samper Pizano, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1994 to 1998.

Personal life

Jacquin Desiree was born on 22 February 1953 to Herbert S. Strouss and María Inés Lucena. Her father was an American Special Forces pilot who perished in Laos during the Laotian Civil War when his aircraft was shot down while delivering supplies to American troops; she was 9 years old at the time. She attended Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogotá where she finished her primary studies, and later graduated from Colegio La Asunción. She is an alumnus of the Universidad de los Andes where she obtained a degree in Economics in 1976; she later obtain a Master's degree in History at Univerdidad de los Andes.

She was single and married Ernesto Samper Pizano on 16 June 1979. Ernesto and Jacquin have two children: Felipe and Miguel.


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