Public Figure Profiles

Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich

Francisco José Orlich Bolmarcich (10 March 1907 – 29 October 1969) was the 34th President of Costa Rica from 1962 to 1966.

He was an ethnic Croat, a descendant of Croatian settlers from the town Punat on the island of Krk, Croatia. His villa in Punat is named "Villa Costarica".

Together with his brothers he founded in 1928 FJ Orlich & Hnos Ltda. (FJ Orlich & Brothers Limited). At first a large supply store in his hometown of San Ramón, this eventually grew to become one of Costa Rica's largest coffee firms. His half-brother, Franjo Jozef Orlich, the namesake of the firm, moved from Costa Rica to Pennsylvania and worked for Bethlehem Steel as a Pattern Maker in the Castings Plant.

A long-time friend of José Figueres Ferrer, with whom he had traveled together to study in the United States, Orlich was Figueres' second in command within the National Liberation Army in the Costa Rican Civil War.

Following that, the National Liberation Party was founded in the Orlich family farm in La Paz, San Ramón.

He twice served as Public Works Minister (1948-1949, 1953-1957) in Figueres' cabinets. Afterwards he ran for president in 1958, but lost to Mario Echandi Jiménez. He ran again in 1962, against the defeated 1948 leader Dr Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, and won the presidency.

Always called by his countrymen 'Don Chico', during his presidency he faced the major eruption of the Irazú volcano, that started just as U.S. President John F. Kennedy was visiting Costa Rica and lasted for over a year, causing major agricultural damage and landslides in the city of Cartago.

Don Chico left the presidency as a well loved figure and died of a stroke three years later.He died on 29 October 1969 in San José. He was survived by his wife, Marita Camacho Quirós, who is (as of 2022) aged 111, thus being the longest living person in Costa Rica and the oldest former First Lady in the world.

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Some of their strengths

Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Imaginative, Creative, Energetic, Intelligent, Intuitive, Kind, and Idealistic.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Communicative and Intelligent

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich is someone who tends to have a desire to communicate with others, either verbally, through written form, or otherwise, and to have a knack for understanding art, beauty, and aesthetics.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich's challenges

While Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich can be Indecisive, Rebellious, Status-seeking, Unrealistic, Emotionally Distant, Arrogant, and Irritable.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Francisco Jose Orlich Bolmarcich also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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