Alfredo Demarchi

Alfredo Demarchi (1857-1937) was an Argentine businessman and politician, who held various state positions, including as Vice Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires.[1]

Alfredo Demarchi
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Vice-Governor of Buenos Aires Province
In office
1 May 1898 – 1 May 1902
GovernorBernardo de Irigoyen
Preceded byJosé Inocencio Arias
Succeeded byAdolfo Saldías
Minister of Agriculture
In office
13 September 1917 – 6 March 1922
PresidentHipólito Yrigoyen
Preceded byHonorio Pueyrredón
Succeeded byEudoro Vargas Gómez
President of the Compañía Primitiva de Gas de Buenos Aires
In office
Personal details
Alfredo Silvestre Demarchi y Quiroga

October 12, 1857
Buenos Aires
DiedAugust 16, 1937 (aged 79)
Buenos Aires
Resting placeLa Recoleta Cemetery
Political partyRadical Civic Union
SpouseClara Marta Leloir y Sáenz Valiente


He was born in Buenos Aires, the son of Antonio Demarchi and Mercedes Quiroga, daughter of Facundo Quiroga, belonging to a distinguished family of Swiss and Creole origin. He completed his elementary and university studies in Europe, and received an engineering degree from the Institute of Technology of Zurich around 1878.[2]

He began his political career in 1894 when he was elected as a national deputy by the Radical Party. He served as Vice Governor between 1898 and 1902,[3] and in 1918 was appointed to occupy the Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Argentina.[4]


Alfredo Demarchi was married to Clara Leloir, daughter of Alejandro Leloir Sáenz Valiente and María del Tránsito Sáenz Valiente. He was the grandson of Facundo Quiroga,[5] and his wife niece granddaughter of Juan Martín de Pueyrredón, prominent politicians and military of Argentina during the 19th century.[6]


  1. ^ Registro oficial de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires Province. 1898.
  2. ^ Argentines of Today, Volumen1. William Belmont Parker. 1920. ISBN 9780527698003.
  3. ^ Revista de derecho, historia y letras, Volumen3. Estanislao Severo Zeballos, Carlos F. Melo. 1899.
  4. ^ Memoria. Argentina. Ministerio de Obras Públicas. 1919.
  5. ^ Archivo del brigadier general Juan Facundo Quiroga. Universidad de Buenos Aires. 1988.
  6. ^ Genealogía, Temas16-17. Instituto Argentino de Ciencias Genealógicas. 1976.