Head of State of UruguayEdit
President of UruguayEdit
He served as the President of the Senate of Uruguay from 1841 to 1845. Suárez served in the office designated as President of Uruguay from 1843 to 1852, during the Uruguayan Civil War. However, his effective rule was limited to the old city of Montevideo; historians remember this rule as "Gobierno de la Defensa" (Defense Government), as he was defending the city during the Great Siege of Montevideo, which in turn was led by Manuel Oribe, who ruled over the rest of the country.
He was the country's longest ruling president.
Designer of Uruguayan flagEdit
He is credited with designing the Uruguayan flag.
The town of Joaquín Suárez is named after him.
- PRESIDENCIA DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL Y DEL SENADO PRESIDENCIA DE LA CAMARA DE REPRESENTANTES (October 29, 2013). "Parlamentarios Uruguayos 1830-2005" (PDF). www.parlamento.gub.uy.
- Escuela Digital / Biopgraphy of J. Suarez
- Harvard Library / Biopgraphy of J. Suarez
- Open Library / Biopgraphy of J. Suarez (book reference)
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1843 – 1852
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