Carlos Pellegrini

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Carlos Pellegrini
Retrato de Carlos Pellegrini.jpg
11th President of Argentina
In office
August 7, 1890 – October 11, 1892
Preceded by Miguel Juárez Celman
Succeeded by Luis Sáenz Peña
7th Vice President of Argentina
In office
October 11, 1886 – August 6, 1890
President Miguel Juárez Celman
Preceded by Francisco Bernabé Madero
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born October 11, 1846
Buenos Aires
Died July 17, 1906(1906-07-17) (aged 59)
Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentine
Political party National Autonomist Party
Spouse(s) Carolina Lagos
Relations Charles Henri Pellegrini (father)
María Bevans Bright (mother)
Profession Lawyer
Bust by the sculptor Erminio Blotta

Carlos Enrique José Pellegrini (October 11, 1846 – July 17, 1906) was Vice President of Argentina and became President of Argentina from 6 August 1890 to 12 October 1892, upon Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman resignation (see Revolución del Parque).

During his administration he cleaned up finances, created the Banco de la Nación Argentina,[1] Argentina's national bank, and the prestigious high-school that carries his name: Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini (a public school of noted academic level, part of the University of Buenos Aires).

After the end of his term, he served as senator between 1895 and 1903, and in 1906 he was elected national deputy in the lower house. He was an active Freemason.[2]

He died in his native city of Buenos Aires, and is buried in La Recoleta Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bna.com.ar/institucional/institucional_historia.asp
  2. ^ [1]
Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Bernabé Madero
Vice President of Argentina
1886–1890
Succeeded by
José Evaristo Uriburu
Preceded by
Miguel Juárez Celman
President of Argentina
1890–1892
Succeeded by
Luis Sáenz Peña