Victorino de la Plaza
Victorino de la Plaza y Palacios was President of Argentina from 9 August 1914 to 11 October 1916.
Second son of Jose Roque Mariano de la Plaza Elejalde and Manuela de la Silva Palacios; his older brother, Rafael de la Plaza, was also a politician and acted as governor of Santiago del Estero Province.
He studied law in Buenos Aires and obtained his doctorate in 1868. Was secretary of Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield and collaborated on the writing of the Argentine Civil Code. Was Treasury Minister under Nicolas Avellaneda (1876), later Interventor in Corrientes Province (1878) and Foreign Minister (1882) and Treasury (1883-1885) during the first Julio Argentino Roca administration. Was elected vicepresident for the National Union presided by Roque Saenz Pena in 1910. He assumed the presidency after the death of Saenz Pena and governed between 1914 and 1916. Died of pneumonia after retiring from politics.
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