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Tomas Godoy Cruz


Tomas Godoy Cruz was an Argentine statesman and businessman. He was a deputy to the Congress of Tucuman which on July 9, 1816 declared the Independence of Argentina.

Godoy Cruz was born in Mendoza. He studied in Mendoza, then in Chile at the Royal University of San Felipe, graduating in philosophy, canonical and civil law. He lived in Chile until 1814 then returned to Mendoza, setting up a gunpowder factory. He agitated to make General Jose de San Martin governor of Cuyo and helped finance the Ejercito de los Andes.

In 1815, at just 24 years old, Godoy Cruz was elected by Mendoza to the Tucuman Congress and served in 1816 for the declaration. He was president on two occasions and vice-president on one.

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