Luis Sáenz Peña

Luis Sáenz Peña
12th President of Argentina
In office
October 12, 1892  January 23, 1895
Vice President José E. Uriburu
Preceded by Carlos Pellegrini
Succeeded by José E. Uriburu
Personal details
Born (1822-04-02)April 2, 1822
Buenos Aires
Died December 4, 1907(1907-12-04) (aged 85)
Buenos Aires
Nationality  Argentina
Political party National Autonomist Party
Spouse(s) Cipriana de Lahitte
Relations Roque Julian Sáenz Peña
Children Roque Sáenz Peña
Profession Lawyer

Luis Sáenz Peña Davila (April 2, 1822 December 4, 1907) was a lawyer and President of Argentina. He was the father of president Roque Sáenz Peña [1]

He graduated in law from the University of Buenos Aires, and participated in the constitutional assembly of 1860. He was a number of times a national deputy and senator. In 1882 he occupied a seat on the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires. Later he was employed as president of the Provincial Bank, director of the Academy of Jurisprudence, and had a seat in the General Council of Education.

On 12 October 1892 Sáenz Peña was inaugurated president of the country. Weakened by many radical uprisings, on 23 January 1895 he presented his resignation to Congress, which accepted it. The government passed into the hands of José Evaristo Uriburu, who completed the term ending in 1898.


  1. Mendelevich, Pablo (2010). El Final (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: Ediciones B. ISBN 978-987-627-166-0.
    • Rosa, José María (1974). Historia Argentina (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: Editorial Oriente S.A.
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Pellegrini
President of Argentina
Succeeded by
José Evaristo Uriburu
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