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Oxcoby in 1917
|25th President of Uruguay|
March 1, 1927 – March 1, 1931
|Prime Minister||José Batlle y Ordóñez|
Luis C. Caviglia
|Preceded by||José Serrato|
|Succeeded by||Gabriel Terra|
|Born||September 7, 1859|
|Died||September 4, 1937 (aged 77)|
|Political party||Colorado Party|
|Occupation||Politic, lawyer, soldier|
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).
Campisteguy was succeeded as President by Gabriel Terra.
He died in Montevideo in 1937.
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