Higinio Uriarte

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Higinio Uriarte

José Higinio Uriarte y García del Barrio (11 January 1843 in Asunción – 21 April 1909) was Paraguayan politician and President from April 12, 1877 to November 25, 1878.

He was Juan Bautista Gill's cousin and Vice President. After Gill was assassinated, Uriarte became the acting President for the remainder of Gill's four-year-term.


Political offices
Preceded by
Salvador Jovellanos
Vice President of Paraguay
Succeeded by
Adolfo Saguier
Preceded by
Juan Bautista Gill
President of Paraguay
Succeeded by
Cándido Bareiro