Arturo Lezama

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Arturo Lezama Bagez (1899–1964) was a Uruguayan political figure.


Lezama was a prominent member of the Uruguayan Colorado Party which ruled the country for lengthy periods, and was President of the Chamber of Deputies from 1951 to 1953. In 1957 his fellow-Colorado colleague President Alberto Fermín Zubiría stepped down from office.

President of Uruguay[edit]

In 1957 Lezama was elected President of Uruguay, serving until 1958.[1] That year started the exploration in search for petroleum on Uruguayan territory.

He was succeeded by Carlos Fischer, a Colorado Party colleague.


Lezama died in 1964.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 'Arturo Lezama', Wikipedia (in Spanish), es:Arturo Lezama,
Political offices
Preceded by
Alberto Fermín Zubiría
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Carlos Fischer