Luis Batlle Berres

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Batlle and the second or maternal family name is Berres.
Luis Batlle
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Luis Batlle Berres
President of Uruguay
In office
1947–1951
Preceded by Tomás Berreta
Succeeded by Andrés Martínez Trueba
In office
1955–1956
Preceded by Andrés Martínez Trueba
Succeeded by Andrés Martínez Trueba
Personal details
Born 1897
Died 1964
Political party Colorado Party
Spouse(s) Matilde Ibáñez Tálice
Children Jorge Batlle, Luis Batlle and Matilde Linda Batlle
Occupation Journalist

Luis Conrado Batlle y Berres (1897 – 1964) was a Uruguayan political figure.

Background[edit]

Batlle Berres was a journalist and prominent member of the Uruguayan Colorado Party. He was selected — in hindsight, with far-reaching effect — to serve as Vice Presidential running-mate for Luis Tomás Berreta.

Vice President of Uruguay[edit]

He served as Vice President of Uruguay in 1947, succeeding Alberto Guani and held this office upon the death of President Berreta.

Historical note[edit]

Batlle Berres was the fourth person to hold the office of Vice President of Uruguay. The office dates from 1934, when César Charlone became Uruguay's first Vice President.

President of Uruguay (1st period of office)[edit]

He was President of Uruguay from 1947 to 1951, being succeeded in the office by Andrés Martínez Trueba.

Within the Colorado Party, he is now widely acknowledged for being the founder of the political branch known as Neo-Batllism. In this first period of Presidential office, the Vice President of Uruguay was Alfeo Brum.

President of Uruguay (2nd period of office)[edit]

Batlle Berres was President of the National Council of Government of Uruguay from 1955 to 1956. Batlle thus both preceded and succeeded Andrés Martínez Trueba as President.

Background[edit]

The great great grandson of Catalan settlers from Sitges, Spain, he was the son of another political figure, Luis Batlle y Ordóñez, brother of ex president José Batlle. His mother, Petrona Berres, was of Irish descent and died when he was still a small child. Then, his father remarried but died soon after, in 1908. As a result, he went to live with his uncle and his cousins in a farm in the suburbs of Montevideo.

In 1927, he married Matilde Ibáñez Tálice, with whom he had three children: the also ex president Jorge Batlle, concert pianist Luis Batlle and Matilde Linda Batlle, the latter born in Argentina.

He was a member of the Colorado Party.

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Preceded by
Luis Tomás Berreta
President of Uruguay
1947-1951
Succeeded by
Andrés Martínez Trueba
Preceded by
Andrés Martínez Trueba
President of Uruguay
1955-1956
Succeeded by
Alberto Zubiría

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