Faustino Harrison

Faustino Harrison Usoz [1] (1900, Chamangà, Flores Department – 20 August 1963, Montevideo) was a Uruguayan political figure.

President of Uruguay

He was President of Uruguay from 1962 to 1963. His service as President came at a time when the collegiate system of Presidential rule then in force in Uruguay was coming under increasing scrutiny as a result of its perceived inadequacy in the face of mounting social and economic problems.

Political alignment

Harrison was a member of the National Party (Uruguay), as was his predecessor and successor, Presidents Haedo and Crespo respectively. His period of office and the years surrounding it were somewhat exceptional in Uruguayan politics as they broke for a number of years the longstanding tradition of the rule of the Colorado Party.


He died in 1963, less than six months after stepping down from the Presidency.

See also


  1. 'Faustino Harrison', Wikipedia (in Spanish) es:Faustino Harrison

Political offices
Preceded by
Eduardo Victor Haedo
President of Uruguay
(National Government Council)

1962 - 1963
Succeeded by
Daniel Fernández Crespo

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