César Batlle Pacheco

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César Batlle Pacheco (30 August 1885 – 5 June 1966)[1] was a Uruguayan journalist and political figure.[2]


Batlle was born in Montevideo into the distinguished Batlle family, the eldest son of Matilde Pacheco and José Batlle y Ordóñez, the three-time President of Uruguay (1899, 1903–07 and 1911–15). His brothers were Rafael and Lorenzo Batlle Pacheco.[2] He was of Catalan descent. He and his brothers grew up with his orphaned cousin, future Uruguayan president Luis Batlle Berres, on the Piedras Blancas estate outside Montevideo.[3]

He was a journalist by profession and a prominent member of the Uruguayan Colorado Party, closely associated with El Día, the newspaper founded by his father.[2]

In 1919, he served as president of Club Atlético Peñarol.[4] In 1931, and between 1943 and 1952, he served as President of the Uruguayan Football Association[5]

Political elections[edit]

He was elected a Deputy in 1951. From 1959 till 1963, he served as a minority member in the Consejo Nacional de Gobierno. He became a Senator in 1964. He died in Montevideo in 1966.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Efemérides". Mundo Matero. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Batlle Pacheco, César (1885–1966)" (in Spanish). Museo de la Palabra. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  3. ^ "'Luisito' Batlle Berres". Correo de los Viernes. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Historia Oficial" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Peñarol.
  5. ^ "Lista histórica de Presidentes" (in Spanish). AUF Official Website. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
Preceded by
Raúl Jude
Uruguayan Football Association
Succeeded by
Mario Ponce De León
Preceded by
Cyro Geanbruno
Uruguayan Football Association
Succeeded by
Miguel Ángel Cattaneo