- Ramón Castillo
Infobox_President | name=Ramón Castillo
President of Argentina
June 27, 1942
June 4, 1943
predecessor=Roberto M. Ortiz
November 20, 1873
birth_place= Ancasti, Catamarca
October 10, 1944
party=National Democrat Party
Ramón S. Castillo Barrionuevo (
November 20 1873- October 10, 1944) was a conservative Argentine politician who served as President of Argentinafrom June 27 1942to June 4 1943. He was a leading figure in the period known as the " Década Infame" characterised by electoral fraud, corruption and rule by conservative landowners heading the alliance known as the " Concordancia".
Castillo graduated in law from the
University of Buenos Aires(UBA) and began a judicial career. he reached the Appeals Chamber of commercial law before retiring and dedicating himself to teaching. He was professor and dean at UBA between 1923 and 1928.
Castillo was named Federal Intervenor of
Tucumán Provincein 1930. From 1932 until 1935 he was elected to the Argentine Senatefor Catamarca Provincefor the National Democrat Partyand was also Minister of Interior.
From 1938 to 1942, Castillo was vice-president of Argentina under President Roberto Ortiz, who won the election by fraud at the head of the "Concordancia". He served as acting president from
August 12 1940to June 27 1942due to the illness of President Ortiz, who did not resign until less than a month before his death. Castillo maintained Argentina's neutrality during World War II. He was overthrown in a military coup in the midst of an unpopular attempt to impose Robustiano Patrón Costasas his successor. Juan Domingo Perónwas a junior officer in the coup.
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