Carlos Pellegrini

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Carlos Pellegrini
Retrato de Carlos Pellegrini.jpg
President of Argentina
In office
August 7, 1890 – October 11, 1892
Preceded byMiguel Juárez Celman
Succeeded byLuis Sáenz Peña
Vice President of Argentina
In office
October 11, 1886 – August 6, 1890
PresidentMiguel Juárez Celman
Preceded byFrancisco Bernabé Madero
Succeeded byJose Evaristo Uriburu
Personal details
BornOctober 11, 1846
Buenos Aires
DiedJuly 17, 1906(1906-07-17) (aged 59)
Buenos Aires
NationalityArgentine
Political partyNational Autonomist Party
Spouse(s)Carolina Lagos
RelationsCharles Henri Pellegrini (father)
María Bevans Bright (mother)
ProfessionLawyer
Bust by the sculptor Erminio Blotta

Carlos Enrique José Pellegrini (October 11, 1846 – July 17, 1906) was Vice President of Argentina and became President of Argentina from 6 August 1890 to 12 October 1892, upon Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation (see Revolución del Parque).

His administration he cleaned up the finances and created the Banco de la Nación Argentina,[1] Argentina's national bank, and the prestigious high-school that carries his name, Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, public school of noted academic level, part of Universidad de Buenos Aires.

After the end of his term, he served as senator between 1895 and 1903, and in 1906, he was elected national representative in the lower house. He was an active Freemason.

He died in his native city of Buenos Aires and is buried in La Recoleta Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Bernabé Madero
Vice President of Argentina
1886–1890
Succeeded by
José Evaristo Uriburu
Preceded by
Miguel Juárez Celman
President of Argentina
1890–1892
Succeeded by
Luis Sáenz Peña