Public Figure Profiles

Daniel Oduber Quiros

Porfirio Ricardo José Luis Daniel Oduber Quirós (August 25, 1921 – October 13, 1991) was a Costa Rican politician, lawyer, philosopher, poet, and essayist. He served as the President of Costa Rica from 1974 to 1978. He is credited with the creation of the Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión and the Universidad Estatal a Distancia.Oduber worked as a lawyer early in his career. In 1945, Oduber went to Canada to study philosophy at McGill University, graduating with a Master of Arts degree. In 1948, he returned to Costa Rica and participated in the revolution led by José Figueres Ferrer. When their faction won, he was named Secretary General of the Second Republic of Costa Rica.

Some time later he traveled to Paris, where he continued his philosophical studies at the Sorbonne. In 1948, while studying in France, he married Marjorie Elliott Sypher, the daughter of Canadian diplomats. The couple had two children, Luis Adrian and Ana María.After returning to Costa Rica, he worked in national politics, working with the Figueres presidency campaign and becoming an Ambassador in Mexico and later in Europe. He also served as foreign minister from 1962 to 1964. He was President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica from 1970 to 1973.He was elected president in 1974. His government was very socially focused, dealing

heavily with working class issues. He worked on raising the quality of life of

rural areas and bettered pricing for agricultural products. A lot of attention was

given to reforestation and the preservation of natural resources. On the international

front, his government was popular amongst the Central American nations. During his term

in office, Oduber granted legal status to the communist party (1975) and restored consular relations with Cuba (1977).

He sided and worked with Presidents Jimmy Carter and Omar Torrijos to defend

Panama's sovereignty.

The airport located near Liberia, Daniel Oduber International Airport, was named in his honor. There is a full statue of him in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.

Daniel Oduber died on 13 October 1991 in Escazú.

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Some of their strengths

Daniel Oduber Quiros has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Generous, Organized, Passionate, Curious, Strong, and Honest.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Daniel Oduber Quiros is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Daniel Oduber Quiros well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Daniel Oduber Quiros as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Daniel Oduber Quiros is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Daniel Oduber Quiros tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Daniel Oduber Quiros's challenges

While Daniel Oduber Quiros has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Daniel Oduber Quiros can be Perfectionist, Impulsive, Short-tempered, Difficult, Stubborn, Idle, and Careless.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Daniel Oduber Quiros's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Daniel Oduber Quiros must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Relentless and Inflexible

Daniel Oduber Quiros is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Daniel Oduber Quiros also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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