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Juan Campisteguy

Juan Campisteguy
Juan Campisteguy Oxcoby in 1917.jpg
Oxcoby in 1917
25th President of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 1927 – March 1, 1931
Prime MinisterJosé Batlle y Ordóñez
Luis C. Caviglia
Baltasar Brum
Preceded byJosé Serrato
Succeeded byGabriel Terra
Personal details
Born(1859-09-07)September 7, 1859
Montevideo, Uruguay
DiedSeptember 4, 1937(1937-09-04) (aged 77)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyColorado Party
OccupationPolitic, lawyer, soldier

Juan Campisteguy Oxcoby (September 7, 1859 – September 4, 1937) was a Uruguayan soldier, lawyer, and President of Uruguay (1927–1931).


He was born in Montevideo.[1]

Son of a soldier in the Great Siege of Montevideo, Campisteguy ended law studies in 1887. He participated in the Revolution of Quebracho, wrote in the newspaper El Día and was Interior Minister from 1903 to 1904.

Campisteguy was formerly a close political ally of the longserving, liberal President of Uruguay José Batlle y Ordóñez, although he subsequently maintained a more independent political relationship within the Uruguayan Colorado Party.

He served as member of the National Council of Administration in 1921. Later, as President of Uruguay between 1927 and 1931. It was while Campisteguy was President in 1927 that women first exercised the vote in a local election (The Plebiscite of Cerro Chato of 1927).[2]

Campisteguy was succeeded as President by Gabriel Terra.

He died in Montevideo in 1937.


  1. ^ Biografías y Vidas. "Juan Campisteguy - Biografía" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-04-28.
  2. ^ 'Plebiscito de Cerro Chato de 1927', Wikipedia es:Plebiscito de Cerro Chato de 1927 (in Spanish)

Further reading

  • Lindahl, Göran E., Uruguay's New Path: A Study in Politics During the First Colegiado, 1919–33 (1962).
Political offices
Preceded by
José Serrato
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Gabriel Terra