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Jaime Gerardo Roberto Marcelino Marķa Ortiz Lizardi (Ortiz, Roberto)

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Argentinian
Categories: Head of State


1886 - Born on the 24th of September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1905 - As a student at the University of Buenos Aires, he participated in an unsuccessful revolution.

1909 - He graduated from the university and became a lawyer.

1920 - He became active in the Radical Civic Union and was elected to the Argentine National Congress.

1925-1928 - He served as minister of public works.

1930 - He supported the revolution and served as treasury minister.

1937 - He was the official government candidate and won, though the opposition accused him of participating in fraud, as irregularities were widespread.

1938-1942 - He was President of Argentina.

1940 - Became seriously ill with diabetes and in August, he gave up his powers to vice-president Ramón Castillo.

1942 - Died on the 15th of July.


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