Geronimo Salguero de Cabrera y Cabrera
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Geronimo Salguero de Cabrera y Cabrera was an Argentine statesman and lawyer. He was a deputy to the Congress of Tucuman, which on 9 July 1816 declared the Independence of Argentina.
Salguero de Cabrera y Cabrera was born in Cordoba to an influential local family; a relative Diego Salguero de Cabrera had been bishop of Arequipa. He was educated at the Monserrat School (Colegio Nacional de Monserrat) and graduated in civil law in 1796 at the University of San Carlos, both in Cordoba.
Salguero de Cabrera was minister for production in the provincial government of Jose Javier Diaz. He was elected to represent Cordoba in the Congress of Tucuman and served for the declaration in 1816. Along with his Cordoba colleagues, he was one of the few federalists in the Congress, speaking for a system of strong autonomous provinces. [*]
In 1819, Salguero de Cabrera was appointed treasurer of the Casa de la Moneda (mint of Buenos Aires). He also served as attorney in the appeals chamber in Cordoba.
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