Washington Beltrán Barbat

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Washington Beltrán Barbat

Washington Beltrán Barbat (February 7, 1885 – April 2, 1920) was a Uruguayan political figure and journalist.

Background and career[edit]

Originally from Tacuarembó, Beltrán moved to Montevideo and became a lawyer and a prolific journalist and writer. He co-founded the El País newspaper in 1918.

His son, Washington Beltrán Mullin, was to serve as President of Uruguay.


Beltrán was elected to serve as a deputy and became a prominent member of the National (Blanco) Party. He was noted for his effectiveness at giving political speeches.


In 1920, Washington Betrán Barbat was killed in a pistol duel with former President of Uruguay José Batlle y Ordóñez.[1]

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