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Jose Eusebio Colombres (16 December 1778 11 February 1859) was an Argentine statesman and bishop. He was a deputy to the Congress of Tucuman of 9 July 1816 which declared the Independence of Argentina, and is credited with the foundation of the important sugar cane industry in Tucuman Province.
Colombres was born in San Miguel de Tucuman into an influential family and became a cleric in August 1803 in Catamarca and a Doctor in Canon Law at the University of San Carlos in Cordoba.
Colombres was elected by Catamarca Province to the Tucuman Congress in 1816, having served as a parish priest in Piedra Blanca in that province. After independence, he participated in the League of the North and consequently had to live in exile in Livi-Livi close to Tupiza, Bolivia, until the fall of Juan Manuel de Rosas. He returned to Tucuman and became a priest in the cathedral.
Profile by the House of Tucuman
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