Luis Batlle Berres

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Batlle and the second or maternal family name is Berres.
Luis Batlle

Luis Batlle Berres
President of the National Council of Government of Uruguay
In office
1 March 1955  1 March 1956
Preceded by Andrés Martínez Trueba
Succeeded by Alberto Fermín Zubiría
30th President of Uruguay
In office
2 August 1947  1 March 1951
Vice President Alfeo Brum
Preceded by Tomás Berreta
Succeeded by Andrés Martínez Trueba
4th Vice President of Uruguay
In office
1 March 1947 – 2 August 1947
President Tomás Berreta
Preceded by Alberto Guani
Succeeded by Alfeo Brum
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
Preceded by Euclides Sosa Aguiar
Succeeded by Juan Francisco Guichón
Personal details
Born 26 November 1897
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died 15 July 1964 (aged 66)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political party Colorado Party
Spouse(s) Matilde Ibáñez Tálice
Relations José Batlle y Ordóñez (uncle)
César Batlle Pacheco (cousin)
Lorenzo Batlle Pacheco (cousin)
Children Jorge Luis
Luis César
Matilde Linda
Alma mater University of the Republic
Occupation Journalist
Profession Lawyer

Luis Conrado Batlle y Berres (26 November 1897 15 July 1964) was a Uruguayan political figure.


Batlle Berres was a journalist and prominent member of the Uruguayan Colorado Party. He was selected — in hindsight, with far-reaching effect — to serve as Vice Presidential running-mate for Luis Tomás Berreta.

Vice President of Uruguay

He served as Vice President of Uruguay in 1947, succeeding Alberto Guani and held this office upon the death of President Berreta.

Historical note

Batlle Berres was the fourth person to hold the office of Vice President of Uruguay. The office dates from 1934, when César Charlone became Uruguay's first Vice President.

President of Uruguay (1st period of office)

He was President of Uruguay from 1947 to 1951, being succeeded in the office by Andrés Martínez Trueba.

Within the Colorado Party, he is now widely acknowledged for being the founder of the political branch known as Neo-Batllism. In this first period of Presidential office, the Vice President of Uruguay was Alfeo Brum.

President of Uruguay (2nd period of office)

Batlle Berres was President of the National Council of Government of Uruguay from 1955 to 1956. Batlle thus both preceded and succeeded Andrés Martínez Trueba as President.


The great great grandson of Catalan settlers from Sitges, Spain, he was the son of another political figure, Luis Batlle y Ordóñez, brother of ex president José Batlle. His mother, Petrona Berres, was of Irish descent and died when he was still a small child. Then, his father remarried but died soon after, in 1908. As a result, he went to live with his uncle and his cousins in a farm in the suburbs of Montevideo.

In 1927, he married Matilde Ibáñez Tálice, with whom he had three children: the also ex president Jorge Batlle, concert pianist Luis Batlle and Matilde Linda Batlle, the latter born in Argentina.

He was a member of the Colorado Party.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alberto Guani
Vice President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Alfeo Brum
Preceded by
Luis Tomás Berreta
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Andrés Martínez Trueba
Preceded by
Andrés Martínez Trueba
President of the National Council
of Government of Uruguay

Succeeded by
Alberto Zubiría

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