Luis Falcó

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Luis Alberto Falcó
Argentine Senator
from Río Negro Province
In office
10 December 2001 – 28 july 2007
Preceded by Edgardo José Gagliardi
Succeeded by Jacobo Alberto Abrameto
Personal details
Born 26 September 1949
General Roca
Died 28 July 2007
Viedma
Nationality Argentine
Political party UCR
Profession physician

Luis Alberto Falcó (26 September 1949, General Roca-28 July 2007, Viedma) was an Argentine physician and politician of the Radical Civic Union (UCR). He served on the Argentine Senate from 2001 until his death.

Falcó was born in General Roca, Río Negro Province and attended school there. He graduated in medicine at the Catholic University of Córdoba in 1972. His specialism was traumatology and orthopaedics. He completed his residency in that specialism at the Hospital Fernández in Buenos Aires, and practised in his home city for many years.[1]

Upon the return of democracy in 1983, Falcó was appointed Government Secretary for the General Roca municipality. In 1985 he became a General Roca councillor. From 1991 he served for ten years on the Río Negro provincial legislature, becoming first Vice President of the body. He became leader of the Río Negro UCR in 2000.[2]

Falcó was elected to the Senate at the head of the UCR list in 2001. He was a prolific legislator, introducing dozens of new laws. In 2004 he introduced more new projects than any other national legislator. His best known contribution is the so-called 'Falcó Law', Ley 26.093, which promoted the use of biofuels.[3]

Falcó died in July 2007 after a long illness. Jacobo Abrameto was appointed to complete the remaining months of his term on the Senate.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senate profile Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 28 April 2008.
  2. ^ La Nación: Falleció Luis Falcó, 29 July 2007.
  3. ^ Clarín: Murió el senador Luis Falcó, 29 July 2007.
  4. ^ Senate archive Archived 2011-05-31 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 28 April 2008.