Juan Alberto Montes
Juan Alberto Donato Montes Bradley, was born on December 12, 1902 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Surveyor, Historian and Trustee of the Historical Society of Rosario, author of numerous articles and essays. As Technical Advisor to the Comision Nacional del Rio Dulce, Montes oversaw tech-specs pertaining to the mega project for hydroelectric power development in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Juan A. Montes was also involved -from 1948 until 1956- in planning the Ciudad Universitaria a modern campus-complex for the Universidad del Litoral in Rosario and several major improvements compiled under a single work-project known as Plan Rosario. In 1973 Juan A. Montes was appointed by Hector Jose Campora, then president of Argentina, as Dean to the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional (UTN). At the time Montes was closely affiliated to the left-wing of the Peronist known as Montoneros. His son, Roald, a montonero himself, was killed in what became known as the Battle of La Plata along with several other partisans in during the first months of the military coup led by General Jorge Rafael Videla. Juan A. Montes remained as Rector of the UTN throughout the third presidential period of Juan Domingo Peron. The events of 1976 led Juan A. Montes into a self-imposed exile in Rosario where he became involved in the research of the facts leading to the founding of the City Rosario, the results were later published under the title: Santiago Montenegro, fundador de la ciudad de Rosario Juan Alberto Montes died in Rosario, Santa Fe, on June 30, 1986. The School of Urbanism's Library at the Universidad de Rosario was named Alberto Montes in his memory.
Santiago Montenegro. Fundador de la ciudad de Rosario. by Alberto Montes. Ediciones IEN, 1977. 164 pages, photographs, maps and genealogical tree and graphs.Rotary, los problemas urbanos y la agrimensura. by Alberto Montes. Publish by Rotary Club, 1941. 16 pages, maps.
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