Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean

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Alfredo Saint Jean
President of Argentina
In office
18 June 1982 – 1 July 1982
Preceded by Leopoldo Galtieri
Succeeded by Reynaldo Bignone
Personal details
Born 11 November 1926
Chascomús, Buenos Aires
Died 2 September 1987(1987-09-02) (aged 60)
Nationality Argentine
Spouse(s) María Beatriz Dauna
Profession Military
Military service
Allegiance  Argentina
Service/branch Coat of arms of Argentina.svg Argentine Army
Years of service 1944–1982
Rank General de División.PNG Major General
Battles/wars Internal War

Alfredo Oscar Saint-Jean (11 November 1926 – 2 September 1987) was an Argentine Army major general and politician, who served as President of Argentina in 1982.

President of Argentina[edit]

Having been appointed Interior Minister in 1981 by Leopoldo Galtieri, he briefly served as President of Argentina from 18 June 1982 to 1 July 1982, during a period of military rule, after Galtieri was ousted from office due to the country's defeat in the Falklands War.


Saint-Jean's brief period as President in June and July 1982 ended when he was succeeded by General Reynaldo Bignone.

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Leopoldo Galtieri
President of Argentina
Succeeded by
Reynaldo Bignone