Raúl Alfonsín

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Raúl Alfonsín
46th President of Argentina
In office
10 December 1983 – 8 July 1989
Vice President Víctor Hipólito Martínez
Preceded by Reynaldo Bignone
Succeeded by Carlos Saúl Menem
National Senator of Argentina
In office
10 December 2001 – 3 July 2002
Constituency Buenos Aires
President of the Radical Civic Union Party
In office
10 December 1999 – 10 December 2001
Preceded by Fernando de la Rúa
Succeeded by Ángel Rozas
In office
10 December 1993 – 10 December 1995
Preceded by Mario Losada
Succeeded by Rodolfo Terragno
In office
10 December 1983 – 10 December 1991
Preceded by Carlos Raúl Contín
Succeeded by Mario Losada
National Deputy of Argentina
In office
25 May 1973 – 24 March 1976
Constituency Buenos Aires
In office
12 October 1963 – 28 June 1966
Constituency Buenos Aires
Personal details
Born Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín
12 March 1927(1927-03-12)
Chascomús, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Died 31 March 2009(2009-03-31) (aged 82)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Political party Radical Civic Union
Spouse(s) María Lorenza Barreneche
Children Ricardo Alfonsín
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature

Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín (12 March 1927 – 31 March 2009) was an Argentine lawyer, politician and statesman. He served as the President of Argentina from December 10, 1983, to July 8, 1989.

Alfonsín was the first democratically elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1985, among numerous other such recognitions.[1]

Alfonsín died from lung cancer in Buenos Aires, aged 82.

References[change | change source]