Synthesis - Biography
Juan Carlos Ongania
Born in Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires, on March 17, 1914. He died in Buenos Aires on 8 June 1995.
Married to Maria Emilia Green Urien.
President of the Argentine Nation (de Facto).
Mandate: 29 June 1966 to 8 June 1970.
- Implementation of the “Statute of the Argentine Revolution”, above the National Constitution, and dividing the process into three stages: economic, social and political. Dissolution of the National Congress and the provincial congress.
- Dismissal of the members of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.
- Intervention in universities.
- Revocation of nationalization and capital control measures.
- Freezes of wages and devaluation of the national peso by 40 per cent. All
- political activity is prohibited. Enactment of the National Defence Act.
- Maintenance of the pace of industrial activity, through important public works.
- Start of works on the El Chocón-Cerros Colorados Hydroelectric Complex, Atucha Nuclear Power Plant and inauguration of the El Nihuil II Hydroelectric Dam.
- Rejection of British arbitration for the dispute with Chile over the Beagle Channel. Enactment of the Compulsory Arbitration Act, which makes strikes conditional.
- Call for peers in 1969.
- Inauguration of the Santa Fe-Paraná Subfluvial Tunnel and the Balcarce Terrena Station; the first satellite transmission is carried out.
- Interior: Enrique Martinez Paz William A. Borda. Francisco A. Imaz.
- Justice: Carlos Alconada Aramburu. Conrad Etchebarne.
- HR and Worship: Nicanor Costa Mendez. John B. Martin.
- Economy: Jorge Salimei. Adalbert Krieger Vasena. Jose Dagnino Pastore.
- Culture and Education: Carlos María Gelly and Obes. Jose Mariano Astigueta. Dart Perez Gilhou.
- Social Welfare: Roberto J. Petracca. Julio E. Alvarez. Conrad Bauer. Carlos Consigli.
- National Defence: Antonio R. Lanusse. Emilio Federico van Peborgh. Jose Caceres Monié.
- Work: Jorge Salimei.Public Works: Luis María Gotelli.