Manuel Vicente Maza
Manuel Vicente Maza was an Argentine lawyer and federal politician.
Even though Maza was born in Buenos Aires, he finished his university studies in Law at the Universidad de Santiago in Chile.
As the independence movement from Spain grew in South America, Maza was taken prisoner in Lima, by that time the centre of the Viceroyalty of Peru, and later spent time in reclusion in Buenos Aires, released in 1815. That year he started his political activity as head of the Civil Commission of Justice of Buenos Aires, bringing about the justice administration regulation named after him. In 1816 he served as mayor at the Buenos Aires Cabildo.
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