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Carlos G. Camacho

Gov. Carlos G. Camacho

  • July 1, 1969 - January 1, 1975
  • Republican
  • November 16, 1924
  • December 16, 1979
  • Other
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College; Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Married Lourdes Duenas Perez; seven children
  • Army
  • Physician/Dentist


CARLOS G. CAMACHO was born in Agana, Guam, on November 16, 1924. He attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1946 to 1949 and received a D.D.S. degree from Marquette University in 1952. Camacho served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. His public offices include Administrative Clerk of the Government of Guam (1939-1941), and member of the Eighth Guam Legislature (1964). In 1969 he was appointed Governor of Guam and in November 1970 he was elected as the first Governor of Guam. Governor Camacho has been the Secretary of the Guam Dentist Society, a member of Delta Sigma Delta and Knights of Columbus. He is the father of Guam Governor Felix Perez Camacho. In 1974 Camacho ran for re-election but lost to Democrat Ricardo J. Bordallo in a runoff election, after the general election, he was defeated for a small margin of votes. Following his defeat, Camacho returned to his career as a dentist, continuing in private practice until his death on 6 December 1979.


Relation to Another Governor
  • Father of Guam Governor Felix P. Camacho

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