Félix de la Peña

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Félix de la Peña
Governor of Córdoba
In office
1867–1871
Preceded by Mateo Luque
Succeeded by Juan Antonio Álvarez
Personal details
Died August 23, 1873

Félix de la Peña (died August 23, 1873) was an Argentine politician, and governor of Córdoba Province, Argentina.

After accepting the resignation of Mariano Fragueiro, the Córdoba lower house of representatives named Félix de la Peña as interim governor on July 24, 1860, and a while later confirmed him to the post. He continued the work of his predecessor, dividing big departments into smaller areas to simplify their governance and administration. He created this way the San Justo Department, and Unión Department. His legislation started the first steam-powered mill in the province, increasing the production of flour, which along with leather products and mining became the main exports for the Cordoba economy.

After the assassination of San Juan Province governor, Antonino Aberastian, by the governor of San Luis Province, colonel Juan Saá, Félix de la Peña deplored this incident and made him responsible for this tragedy. The situation became tense when Saá marched the provincial troops towards Córdoba, forcing de la Peña to organize the provincial militia.

On May 18, 1861 congress authorized president Santiago Derqui to raise armies in the provinces of Córdoba, San Luis, Santa Fe, and Santiago del Estero. He simultaneously decided on federal intervention on Córdoba Province.

President Derqui moved his army to the fields at La Tablada, Córdoba and esttablished himself in the provincial capital, where he personally assumed control of the provincial government, replacing Félix de la Peña.

Preceded by
Mateo Luque
Governor of Córdoba
1867-1871
Succeeded by
Juan Antonio Álvarez
Preceded by
José Alejo Román
Governor of Córdoba
1861
Succeeded by
Marcos Paz
Preceded by
Mariano Fragueiro
Governor of Córdoba
1860-1861
Succeeded by
Santiago Derqui


This article incorporates information from the revision as of January 2009 of the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.