Feliciano Viera

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Feliciano Viera.

Feliciano Alberto Viera Borges (1872 – 1927) was a Uruguayan political figure.

Background[edit]

He was a member of the Colorado Party and closely identified with the liberal former President José Batlle y Ordóñez, who long dominated Uruguayan political life. Prior to becoming President, Viera served Batlle's second government as Interior Minister.

President of Uruguay[edit]

He was President of Uruguay from 1915 to 1919. Among prominent figures who served in his Administration was Baltasar Brum, who occupied the Interior and subsequently the Foreign Affairs ministry.

Uruguay was more closely identified with the Allied cause in World War I than was neighbouring Argentina, cutting diplomatic relations with the German Empire in late 1917 . On September 8, 1917, Viera received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor of France.

Post Presidency[edit]

In 1919 Viera relinquished the Presidency and was succeeded by Baltasar Brum. He then became Chairman of the National Council of Administration, holding the post until 1921.

He died in 1927.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
José Batlle y Ordóñez
President of Uruguay
1915–1919
Succeeded by
Baltasar Brum