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Adolfo Saldías

Politician

Adolfo Saldías (Buenos Aires, 6 September 1849; La Paz, Bolivia 17 October 1914) was an Argentine historian, lawyer, politician, soldier and diplomat. Saldías received his law degree in 1875 and published a thesis on the subject of Civil matrimony. he started to participate in politics through the popular Autonomist Party of Buenos Aires, led by Adolfo Alsina and confronting Bartolomé Mitre, along with Aristóbulo del Valle, Leandro Alem and Bernardo de Irigoyen, among other luminaries of the day with whom he would form the future Radical Civic Union party. He took an active part on the Revolution of the Park and was one of the first to enter the Artillery Park, along with Leandro Alem, being arrested and exiled to Uruguay. A founding member of the Radical Civic Union in 1891, he was again part of an armed insurrection in the Revolution of 1893, being arrested, incarcerated in Ushuaia and again exiled to Uruguay In 1898 he was named Minister of Public Works and in 1902 Vicegobernor of Buenos Aires Province, following Bernardo de Irigoyen. He was an active freemason. José María Rosa and Fermín Chávez recognize in Saldías the precursor of the revisionist school of Argentine politics.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1849-09-06
Profession
Politician

Death

Date of death
1914-10-17

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