Daniel Fernández Crespo

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Daniel Fernández Crespo meeting President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi in Israel, 1959

Daniel Fernández Crespo (28 April 1901 – 28 July 1964) was an Uruguayan political figure.

Background and earlier career[edit]

Fernández Crespo belonged to the National Party, and entered politics in the early 1930s. Formerly a schoolteacher by profession, by the time he assumed Presidential office he had achieved a reputation as a prolific sponsor of reformist legislation, including in the fields of accident insurance and pensions. From 1954 till 1958 he served as minority member of the National Council of Government of Uruguay.

In 1963 his National Party colleague Faustino Harrison stepped down from the Presidency of the Council.

President of Uruguay[edit]

He became President of the National Council of Government of Uruguay in 1963.

In 1964 he was succeeded as President by another National Party colleague, Luis Giannattasio, who, however, was to die in office.

Death and legacy[edit]

Fernández Crespo himself died on 28 July 1964, a few months after leaving office .

A road in the capital, Montevideo, is named after him.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Faustino Harrison
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Luis Giannattasio