Juan José de Amézaga

Juan José de Amézaga Landaraso
28th President of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 1943  March 1, 1947
Vice President Alberto Guani
Preceded by Alfredo Baldomir
Succeeded by Tomás Berreta
Personal details
Born (1881-01-28)January 28, 1881
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died August 21, 1956(1956-08-21) (aged 75)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Political party Colorado Party
Spouse(s) Celia Álvarez Mouliá
Alma mater Universidad de la República
Occupation Political, advocate

Juan José de Amézaga Landaroso (January 28, 1881 August 21, 1956) was a Uruguayan political figure.


Amézaga was a prominent member of the Uruguayan Colorado Party, which ruled the country for long periods.

He was a lawyer by profession, and taught that subject at university level for many years.

His political base was in Durazno, which he represented in the Chamber of Deputies between 1907 and 1915 and later served as Industry Minister.[1]

President of Uruguay

Main features

He was President of Uruguay from 1943 to 1947. His rule is seen as significantly the first wholly constitutional Presidency since the coup d'état carried out by Gabriel Terra in 1933.

Amézaga's Vice President was Alberto Guani, who had already distinguished himself as a veteran diplomat. The veteran Socialist leader Emilio Frugoni was sent to Moscow by President Amézaga, as Uruguayan Ambassador.


The year 1947 opened with Amézaga, younger by several years than his successor, preparing to step down as President in favour of his elected successor, Tomás Berreta, who was already aged in his 70s. Berreta's Presidency was to last barely 5 months, since he was to die in office.

See also



  1. 'Juan José de Amézaga', Wikipedia (in Spanish), es:Juan José de Amézaga,
Political offices
Preceded by
Alfredo Baldomir
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Tomás Berreta

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