José Figueroa Alcorta

José Figueroa Alcorta
16th President of Argentina
In office
March 13, 1906  October 11, 1910
Preceded by Manuel Quintana
Succeeded by Roque Sáenz Peña
10th Vice President of Argentina
In office
October 12, 1904  March 12, 1906
President Manuel Quintana
Preceded by Norberto Quirno Costa
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born (1860-11-20)November 20, 1860
Died December 27, 1931(1931-12-27) (aged 71)
Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentina
Political party National Autonomist Party
Spouse(s) Josefa Julia María Bouquet Roldán
Profession Lawyer

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.

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.[1][2][3] He was an active Freemason.[4]

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).[5]


  1. Solberg, Carl E. (1979). Oil and Nationalism in Argentina: A History. Stanford University Press. pp. 12–. ISBN 9780804709859. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. Akers, Charles Edmond (1904). A history of South America, 1854-1904. E.P. Dutton. pp. 120–. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. Colby, Frank Moore; Churchill, Allen Leon (1909). New International Yearbook: A Compendium of the World's Progress. Dodd, Mead and Co. pp. 46–. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. "JOSE F. ALCORTA DEAD; ARGENTINE JURIST; Was Chief Justice of Supreme Court and Had Served as President for Four Years". The New York Times. December 28, 1931. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Norberto Quirno Costa
Vice President of Argentina
Succeeded by
Victorino de la Plaza
Preceded by
Manuel Quintana
President of Argentina
Succeeded by
Roque Sáenz Peña
Preceded by
Julio Astrada
Governor of Córdoba
Succeeded by
Cleto Peña

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