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Argentine Presidents - Santiago Derqui (1860 — 1861)

Born in Córdoba, June 21, 1809. He died in Corrientes on September 5, 1867.

Santiago Derqui

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 Santiago Rafael Luis Manuel Jose Maria Derqui Rodriguez 

Born in  Córdoba , June 21, 1809. He died in  Corrientes on September 5, 1867.

Married to Modesta García de Cossio.

President of the Argentine Confederation.


Mandate: March 5, 1860 to November 5, 1861 (resignation).


  • Creation of the General Inspectorate of Posts and Roads.
  • Call for the National Convention to approve constitutional amendments to the Supreme Law enacted in 1853, promoted by  Buenos Aires , which had not participated in its drafting. On October 1, 1860, the amended Constitution was promulgated, and on October 21, was sworn by  Buenos Aires .
  • Enrolment for the creation of branches of the Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires in the interior.
  • Change of the name of the country from “Argentine Confederation” to “Argentine Nation”, although in practice, since that name was also formalized, the term “Argentine Republic” was used.


  • Interior: Juan Gregorio Pujol. Salustian Zavalia. Severo Gonzalez
  • HR and Worship: Emilio de Alvear. Francisco Pico. Nicanor Molinas. José Severo de
  • Guerra y Marina: Benjamin Victorica.
  • Treasury: Tomás Arias. Norberto de la Riestra. Vicente del Castillo.
  • Justice and Public Instruction: José Severo de Olmos.


Publication Date: 09/06/2020

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