Victorino de la Plaza
|Victorino de la Plaza|
President Victorino de la Plaza with the presidential sash.
|18th President of Argentina|
August 10, 1914 – October 11, 1916
|Preceded by||Roque Sáenz Peña|
|Succeeded by||Hipólito Yrigoyen|
|Vice President of Argentina|
October 12, 1910 – August 9, 1914
|President||Roque Sáenz Peña|
|Preceded by||José Figueroa Alcorta|
|Succeeded by||Pelagio Luna|
November 2, 1840|
October 2, 1919 (aged 78)|
|Political party||National Autonomist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Epifanía Ecilda Belvis Castellanos (1870–1875)|
Victorino de la Plaza y Palacios (November 2, 1840 – October 2, 1919) was President of Argentina from 9 August 1914 to 11 October 1916.
Second son of José Roque Mariano de la Plaza Elejalde and Manuela de la Silva Palacios; his older brother, Rafael de la Plaza, was also a politician and acted as governor of Santiago del Estero Province.
He studied law in Buenos Aires and obtained his doctorate in 1868. Was secretary of Dalmacio Vélez Sársfield and collaborated on the writing of the Argentine Civil Code. Was Treasury Minister under Nicolás Avellaneda (1876), later Interventor in Corrientes Province (1878) and Foreign Minister (1882) and Treasury (1883-1885) during the first Julio Argentino Roca administration. Was elected vice president for the National Union presided by Roque Sáenz Peña in 1910. He assumed the presidency after the death of Sáenz Peña and governed between 1914 and 1916. He died of pneumonia after retiring from politics.
José Figueroa Alcorta
| Vice President of Argentina
Roque Sáenz Peña
| President of Argentina
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