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Carlos Pellegrini
Retrato de Carlos Pellegrini.jpg
President of Argentina
In office
August 7, 1890 – October 11, 1892
Preceded byMiguel Juárez Celman
Succeeded byLuis Sáenz Peña
Vice President of Argentina
In office
October 11, 1886 – August 6, 1890
PresidentMiguel Juárez Celman
Preceded byFrancisco Bernabé Madero
Succeeded byJose Evaristo Uriburu
Personal details
BornOctober 11, 1846
Buenos Aires
DiedJuly 17, 1906(1906-07-17) (aged 59)
Buenos Aires
NationalityArgentine
Political partyNational Autonomist Party
Spouse(s)Carolina Lagos
RelationsCharles Henri Pellegrini (father)
María Bevans Bright (mother)
ProfessionLawyer
Bust by the sculptor Erminio Blotta

Carlos Enrique José Pellegrini (October 11, 1846 – July 17, 1906) was Vice President of Argentina and became President of Argentina from 6 August 1890 to 12 October 1892, upon Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation (see Revolución del Parque).

His administration he cleaned up the finances and created the Banco de la Nación Argentina,[1] Argentina's national bank, and the prestigious high-school that carries his name, Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, public school of noted academic level, part of Universidad de Buenos Aires.

After the end of his term, he served as senator between 1895 and 1903, and in 1906, he was elected national representative in the lower house. Like many other nineteenth century Argentines prominent in public life, he was a freemason.[2] He died in his native city of Buenos Aires and is buried in La Recoleta Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The list includes Juan Bautista Alberdi, Manuel Alberti, Carlos María de Alvear, Miguel de Azcuénaga, Antonio González de Balcarce, Manuel Belgrano, Antonio Luis Beruti, Juan José Castelli, Domingo French, Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid, Francisco Narciso de Laprida , Juan Larrea, Juan Lavalle, Vicente López y Planes, Bartolomé Mitre, Mariano Moreno, Juan José Paso, Carlos Pellegrini, Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, and Justo José de Urquiza. José de San Martín is known to have been a member of the Lautaro Lodge; but whether the lodge was truly masonic has been debated: Denslow, William R. (1957). 10,000 Famous Freemasons. 1–4. Richmond, VA: Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co Inc.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Bernabé Madero
Vice President of Argentina
1886–1890
Succeeded by
José Evaristo Uriburu
Preceded by
Miguel Juárez Celman
President of Argentina
1890–1892
Succeeded by
Luis Sáenz Peña