José Evaristo Uriburu

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José E. de Uriburu
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President of Argentina
In office
January 24, 1895 – October 11, 1898
Preceded byLuis Sáenz Peña
Succeeded byJulio A. Roca
Vice President of Argentina
In office
October 12, 1892 – January 23, 1895
PresidentLuis Sáenz Peña
Preceded byCarlos Pellegrini
Succeeded byNorberto Quirno Costa
Personal details
BornNovember 19, 1831
DiedOctober 23, 1914(1914-10-23) (aged 82)
Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentina
Political partyNational Autonomist Party
Spouse(s)Virginia Uriburu
Leonor Tezanos Pinto
RelationsEvaristo de Uriburu (father)
María Josefa Álvarez de Arenales (mother)
ChildrenRita, Sara, Jorge, Carlos and Virginia de Uriburu (With Virginia Uriburu)
José Evaristo, Jr and Leonor de Uriburu (With Leonor Tezanos Pinto)

José Félix Evaristo de Uriburu y Álvarez de Arenales (November 19, 1831 – October 23, 1914[1]) was President of Argentina from 23 January 1895 to 12 October 1898.

He was an adept diplomat; participating as arbiter on the peace negotiations on the War of the Pacific between Chile, Perú and Bolivia.

He was Vice-President and became President of Argentina in 1895 when Luis Sáenz Peña resigned.

His son was José Evaristo Uriburu y Tezanos Pinto (1880-1956), Argentinian Ambassador in London in the 1920s, and father of Clarita de Uriburu, Cecil Beaton's model.[2]

Work in office as President[edit]

Other offices held[edit]

  • Federal Judge, Salta (1872–1874)
  • National Deputy (lower house of Congress)
  • House President (1876–1877)
  • Justice Minister under Bartolomé Mitre for a short time (1867).
  • Senator for the City of Buenos Aires (1901–1910)


  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ Beaton, Cecil (2007). The Unexpurgated Beaton: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1970-1980. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 440. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Pellegrini
Vice President of Argentina
Succeeded by
Norberto Quirno Costa
Preceded by
Luis Sáenz Peña
President of Argentina
Succeeded by
Julio A. Roca