Luis Sáenz Peña

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Luis Sáenz Peña
Luis Sáenz Peña painting.jpg
President of Argentina
In office
October 12, 1892 – January 23, 1895
Vice PresidentJosé E. Uriburu
Preceded byCarlos Pellegrini
Succeeded byJosé E. Uriburu
Personal details
Born(1822-04-02)April 2, 1822
Buenos Aires
DiedDecember 4, 1907(1907-12-04) (aged 85)
Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentina
Political partyNational Autonomist Party
Spouse(s)Cipriana de Lahitte
RelationsRoque Julian Sáenz Peña
ChildrenRoque Sáenz Peña
ProfessionLawyer

Luis Sáenz Peña Davila (April 2, 1822 – December 4, 1907) was a lawyer and President of Argentina. He was the father of president Roque Sáenz Peña [1]

He graduated in law from the University of Buenos Aires, and participated in the constitutional assembly of 1860, he was a number of times a national deputy and senator. In 1882 he occupied a seat on the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires. Later he was employed as president of the Provincial Bank, director of the Academy of Jurisprudence, and had a seat in the General Council of Education.

Biography[edit]

On 12 October 1892 Sáenz Peña was inaugurated president of the country. Weakened by many radical uprisings, on 23 January 1895 he presented his resignation to Congress, which accepted it; the government passed into the hands of José Evaristo Uriburu, who completed the term ending in 1898.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mendelevich, Pablo (2010). El Final (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: Ediciones B. ISBN 978-987-627-166-0.
    • Rosa, José María (1974). Historia Argentina (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: Editorial Oriente S.A.
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Pellegrini
President of Argentina
1892–1895
Succeeded by
José Evaristo Uriburu