Arriving in Washington this week for a six-day state visit: Ecuador's President Galo Plaza Lasso.

Born: Feb. 17, 1906, in Brooklyn, when his father, General Leonidas Plaza, twice President of Ecuador (1901-05, 1912-16), was minister to the U.S.

Appearance: Tall (6 ft. 2 in.), well-built (200 Ibs.), good-looking, greying. Has one prejudice about clothes: "I have never worn striped pants and I never will."

Education: Attended the University of California where he played football, and the University of Maryland where, he says, he played the horses. No earned degrees.

When his father cut off his allowance, he sold apples on Wall Street, peddled New Jersey...

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