José Figueroa Alcorta
José Maria Cornelio Figueroa Alcorta (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse ˈmaɾja koɾˈneljo fiɣeˈɾoa alˈkoɾta]; November 20, 1860 – December 27, 1931) was President of Argentina from 12 March 1906 to 12 October 1910.
José Figueroa Alcorta
|President of Argentina|
March 13, 1906 – October 11, 1910
|Preceded by||Manuel Quintana|
|Succeeded by||Roque Sáenz Peña|
|Vice President of Argentina|
October 12, 1904 – March 12, 1906
|Preceded by||Norberto Quirno Costa|
|Succeeded by||Victorino de la Plaza|
|Born||November 20, 1860|
|Died||December 27, 1931 (aged 71)|
|Political party||National Autonomist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Josefa Julia María Bouquet Roldán|
Figueroa Alcorta was born in Córdoba as the son of José Figueroa and Teodosia Alcorta. He was elected a National Deputy for Córdoba before becoming Provincial Governor in 1895. In 1898 he returned to the Argentine Congress as a Senator. In 1904 he became Vice-President of Argentina and in 1906 succeeded Manuel Quintana as President. He was an active Freemason.
He is the only Argentine President to date to have held office in - and presided - the three powers of democratic government: Legislative, as Deputy (1892) and Senator (1898); Executive, as President (1906); and Judiciary, as Justice of the Supreme Court (1915) and then President of the same (1929).
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Norberto Quirno Costa
| Vice President of Argentina
Victorino de la Plaza
| President of Argentina
Roque Sáenz Peña
| Governor of Córdoba
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