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Encyclopedia > Lisandro de la Torre

Lisandro de la Torre was an Argentine politician, born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, on 6 December 1868, and died in Buenos Aires on 5 January 1939. A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Rosario is the largest city of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, and the third most populous in the country, after Córdoba and Buenos Aires. ... Argentina consists of 23 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia), and 1 federal district (Capital Federal *). Capital Federal * Buenos Aires Catamarca Chaco Chubut Córdoba Corrientes Entre Ríos Formosa Jujuy La Pampa La Rioja Mendoza Misiones Neuquén Río Negro Salta San Juan San Luis Santa Cruz Santa Fe Santiago... Santa Fe is a province of Argentina, located in the north of the country. ... Owned By Jorge. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally meaning Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

De la Torre became a lawyer in 1890. His thesis about municipalities and communes, as well as other works of his, gave rise to the idea of municipal autonomy in Argentina, which was included in the Argentine Constitution in the 1994 reform. In 1898 he founded the newspaper La República ("The Republic") in Rosario. 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... -1... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The 1994 reform to the Argentine Constitution was approved on 22 August, and addressed several important points. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Beginnings in politics

A member of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) under the leadership of Leandro N. Alem, de la Torre abandoned the party in 1897 due to disagreement with the new leader, Hipólito Yrigoyen. Later, in 1908, he was part of the founding group of the Southern League (Liga del Sur), a local party. In 1911 he was elected for the provincial legislature representing the San Lorenzo Department; in 1912 he became a representative of Santa Fe (diputado) for the Southern League in the lower house of the National Congress. Categories: Politics stubs | Liberal related stubs | Argentine political parties | Liberal parties ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Hipolito Yrigoyen Juan Hipólito del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Yrigoyen Alem (12 July 1852 – 3 July 1933) was twice President of Argentina (from 1916 to 1922 and again from 1928 to 1930). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the National Congress, Argentinas parliament. ... The National Congress ( Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. ...

On 14 December 1914 de la Torre took part of the constitutive assembly of the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) in the Savoy Hotel of Buenos Aires. The new party appointed him the presidential candidate for the 1916 elections, with Alejandro Carbó as the vice-president. The PDP was defeated by the UCR's candidate (H. Yrigoyen). De la Torre lost also the 1919 elections where he had presented as candidate for senator representing the city of Buenos Aires. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Democratic Progressive Party (Spanish: Partido Demócrata Progresista) is a provincial political party in Argentina. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Argentine Senate is the upper house of parliament in Argentina. ...

De la Torre's PDP participated in the shaping of a new provincial constitution for Santa Fe, in 1921, which was considered modern and progressive for the time, but ended up being vetoed by the Radical governor Enrique Mosca. 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The word veto comes from Latin and literally means I forbid. ...

De la Torre was elected national representative for Santa Fe in 1922. In 1925, however, he announced his retirement from active politics. In 1928 the PDP was overwhelmingly defeated in the province, which moved the wannabe-governor Francisco Correa to exclaim, "We are too few to win, but too many to disappear". In 1931 the PDP entered the Democratic-Socialist Alliance, which appointed De la Torre and Nicolás Repetto for the presidential elections, but they were defeated by Agustín Pedro Justo and Julio Argentino Roca (Jr.). 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... General Agustín Pedro Justo Rolón (1876 - 1943) was President of Argentina from February 20, 1932 to February 20, 1938. ...

Work in the National Senate

In 1932 the PDP met triumph again, when Luciano Molinas became the governor of Santa Fe. At the same time, de la Torre became a national senator. In 1935 he initiated an investigation on the meat trade, which had been previusly attempted without success by his fellow party member Julio Noble. In the midst of the investigation, de la Torre's disciple, senator elect Enzo Bordabehere, was murdered, and the province of Santa Fe was intervened. The bullet that killed Bordabehere was destined for de la Torre. 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... The Argentine Senate is the upper house of parliament in Argentina. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The debate had been caused by a number of protectionist laws, destined to protect the prices of grains, beef, wine, etc. De la Torre and two ministers exchanged insults, until eventually the senator was challenged to a duel. He accepted the challenge of Federico Pinedo, Minister of Finance, but refused the duel with the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Duhau, since he did not consider Duhau a gentleman. Pinedo shot to kill, but missed, and de la Torre missed purposefully, so neither was injured, but reconciliation never came. De la Torre was a member of the Senate until 1937. Protectionism is the economic policy of protecting a nations manufacturing base from the effects of foreign competition by means of very high tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, or other means of reducing importation. ... [[Media:Example. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

De la Torre's death and legacy

Overwhelmed by his economic problems, Lisandro de la Torre committed suicide on 5 January 1939, in Buenos Aires. His ashes are now in an urn, buried in the El Salvador Cemetery of Rosario. Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The Julio Marc Historical Museum, also in Rosario, displays a reproduction of de la Torre's residence in 22 Esmeralda St. of Buenos Aires, with the original furniture.

Today, a barrio (neighbourhood) in the north-east of the city (also known as Arroyito, the home of the Rosario Central football club) carries his name, as well as a one-block street in the southern region, and many streets and avenues throughout Argentina. Barrio is a Spanish word meaning neighborhood. ... Club Atlético Rosario Central is a football club in Rosario, Argentina. ... In typical game play, players attempt to move towards a goal through individual control of the ball, such as by dribbling (running with the ball close to their feet); by passing the ball from team-mate to team-mate; and by taking shots at the goal. ...


Works by Lisandro de la Torre include:

  • Intermedio filosófico ("Philosophical intermission")
  • Cuestiones monetarias y financieras ("Monetary and financial matters")
  • Grandeza y decadencia del fascismo ("Greatness and decadence of fascism")
  • Las dos campañas presidenciales ("The two presidential campaigns")


  • Biography of Lisandro de la Torre (in Spanish). Efemérides Culturales Argentinas, website of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Argentina.
  • Another, shorter biography in Todo-Argentina.net (in Spanish)
  • Federico Pinedo, político y economista (in Spanish)
  • Vida y pensamiento de Lisandro de la Torre (in Spanish)

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