Uriburu, José Evaristo (1831–1914)

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Uriburu, José Evaristo (1831–1914)

José Evaristo Uriburu (b. 19 November 1831; d. 25 October 1914), Argentine statesman, president of Argentina (1895–1898), and senator (1901–1910). Scion of an aristocratic Salta family, Uriburu was part of the so-called Generation of 1880 and one of the most representative figures in the oligarchic politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A leading member of the elite's political machine, the National Autonomist Party (PAN), Uriburu assumed the presidency of the nation after the sudden resignation of Luis Sáenz Peña. Like his predecessor, Uriburu had to deal with the great 1890 depression and he continued Sáenz Peña's policy of consolidating the national and provincial debts. Though brief, his presidency nonetheless produced a number of notable accomplishments. Uriburu's resolution of the ongoing dispute with the British railroad companies over profit guarantees as well as other measures restored investor confidence and led to a return of British capital. In his diplomatic career, Uriburu was one of the principal mediators of the treaty between Chile and Peru that ended the War of the Pacific.

See alsoArgentina, Political Parties: National Autonomist Party .


Natalio R. Botana, El orden conservador: la política argentina entre 1880 y 1916 (1977).

Horacio J. M. Guido, Secuelas del unicato, 1890–1896 (1977).

Additional Bibliography

Instituto de Historia Militar Argentina. Congreso Nacional de Historia Militar: Buenos Aires, 20, 21 y 22 de nov-iembre de 1996. Buenos Aires: Instituto de Historia Militar Argentina, 1999.

                                        James P. Brennan