Alejandro Végh Villegas

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Alejandro Végh Villegas
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Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay
In office
December 12, 1983 – March 1, 1985[1]
Preceded byWalter Lusiardo Aznárez
Succeeded byRicardo Zerbino
Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay
In office
July 12, 1974 – September 1, 1976[1]
Preceded byMoisés Cohen
Succeeded byValentín Arismendi
Personal details
Born(1928-10-17)October 17, 1928
Brussels, Belgium
DiedMarch 13, 2017(2017-03-13) (aged 88)
NationalityUruguayan
Political partyColorado
Spouse(s)Suzanne Gramont
ChildrenCarlos A. Vegh
ParentsCarlos Végh Garzón
Sofía Villegas Suárez
Alma materUniversity of the Republic
Harvard University
ProfessionEngineer, Economist

Alejandro Végh Villegas (Brussels, 17 October 1928 – 13 March 2017) was a Uruguayan politician.[2]

Background[edit]

His great-grandfather Sándor Végh was a Hungarian military officer who migrated to Uruguay in the mid-19th century.[3] And his mother was a great-grandchild of President Joaquín Suárez.

He has been a prominent business leader in Uruguay. His father, Carlos Végh Garzón, was Economy Minister in 1967.

Public offices[edit]

He served as Economy Minister of Uruguay from 1974 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1985.[1]

In between these periods of office, he also served as Uruguayan Ambassador to the United States from 1982 to 1983.

Personal life[edit]

Married to Suzanne Gramont in 1954. His only son, Carlos A. Vegh, was born in 1958, and is an academic economist.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Uruguayan government ministers". Rulers.org. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ elpais.com.uy. "Murió Alejandro Végh Villegas, ministro de Economía de la dictadura". elpais.com.uy. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Relations between Uruguay and Hungary". Kitekintő.hu. 29 November 2013. (in Hungarian)