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Jose Ignacio Thames

Jose Ignacio Thames was an Argentine statesman and priest. He was a deputy to the Congress of Tucuman which on July 9, 1816 declared the Independence of Argentina.

Thames was born in San Miguel de Tucuman to Jose Ignacio Thames and Maria Josefa Gutierrez. He studied in Cordoba, receiving his doctorate in 1784, and was ordained. He returned to Tucuman then moved on to Salta, where he became a priest in the cathedral in 1813.

Thames chaired the electoral junta for Salta that elected its representatives to the Tucuman Congress. He himself was elected by Tucuman to the Congress and served in 1816 for the declaration.

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