Agustín Pedro Justo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Agustín Pedro Justo

President of Argentina

Date of Birth: 26-Feb-1876

Place of Birth: Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina

Date of Death: 11-Jan-1943

Profession: military personnel, politician, soldier

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Agustín Pedro Justo

  • Agustín Pedro Justo Rolón (February 26, 1876 – January 11, 1943) was President of Argentina from February 20, 1932, to February 20, 1938.
  • He was a military officer, diplomat, and politician, and was president during the Infamous Decade.Appointed War Minister by President Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, his experience under a civilian administration and pragmatic outlook earned him the conservative Concordance's nomination for the 1931 campaign.
  • He was elected president on November 8, 1931, supported by the political sectors that would form shortly after la Concordancia, an alliance created between the National Democratic Party (Partido Demócrata Nacional), the Radical Civic Union (Unión Cívica Radical) (UCR), and the Socialist Independent Party (Partido Socialista Independiente).
  • Around the elections there were accusations of electoral fraud, nevertheless, the name patriotic fraud was used for a system of control established from 1931 to 1943.
  • Conservative groups wanted to use this to prevent any radicals from coming to power.
  • During this period there was persistent opposition from the supporters of Yrigoyen, an earlier president, and from the Radical Civic Union.The outstanding diplomatic work of his Foreign Minister, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, was one of the greatest accomplishments of his administration, stained by constant accusations of corruption and of delivering the national economy into the hands of foreign interests, the British in particular, with whom his vice-president Julio A.
  • Roca, Jr.
  • had signed the Roca-Runciman Treaty.
  • His name was mentioned as a candidate a new period during the unsteady government of Ramón Castillo, but his early death at 66 thwarted his plans.
  • He worked on a preliminary study for the complete works of Bartolomé Mitre, whom he admired profoundly. Justo took part in the coup of 1930, becoming president two years later thanks to widespread electoral fraud.
  • His presidency was part of the period known as the Infamous Decade, which lasted from 1930 until 1943.
  • He established the country's central bank and introduced a nationwide income tax.

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