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Governor of Mendoza Province
Provincial coat of Arms
StyleGovernor
Status
  • Head of the local government
AppointerDirect popular vote
Inaugural holderJosé Moldes
Formation1810

The Constitution (1916) of Mendoza Province, Argentina, states that the executive power of the province will be led by a citizen chosen as a governor by the people for a four-year term, and not allowed to be re-elected for the immediately following term.

Before it was constituted as a province in 1920, Mendoza Province was known as the Province of Cuyo. Before 1813, it was part of Córdoba Province. The office of governor came into existence when the independent province was created.

Since that time Mendoza Province has had almost a hundred governors, as well as other types of officials in charge of the executive power.

The office of the Governor of Mendoza is on the 4th floor of the Government House building, inside the Civic Center of the City of Mendoza. The Civic Center is a park with administrative buildings of the executive and judicial powers and the Mendoza Province Federal Court.

The office of the governor is commonly known as The Seat of San Martín, since José de San Martín was one of the first governors of the province. This was the only executive office that San Martín ever held in the history of Argentina.

List of governors

Before the Sáenz Peña Law (1820–1914)

Portrait Governor Term Political Party Notes
José Clemente Benegas 17 January – February 1820
Pedro José Campos February – March 1820
José Clemente Benegas March – 29 July 1820
Tomás Godoy Cruz 29 July 1820 – 7 May 1822
Pedro Molina 7 May 1822 – 29 April 1824
Juan Agustín Maza 29 – 30 April 1824
Triumvirate of the Province of Mendoza [es] 30 April – 7 May 1824
Pedro Molina 7 May – 4 June 1824
José Albino Gutiérrez 4 – 8 June 1824
Juan Lavalle 8 June – 4 July 1824
Juan de Dios Correas 4 July 1824 – 8 November 1826
Juan Rege Corvalán 8 November 1826 – 10 August 1829
Rudecindo Alvarado 10 August – 18 August 1829
José Vicente Gil de Acosta Moyano y Silva 18 August – 23 Setiembre 1829 Provincial, National Deputy and Minister of Government
Juan Rege Corvalán 23 September 1829 – 8 April 1830
Tomás Godoy Cruz 8 – 30 April 1830
José Videla Castillo 30 April 1830 – 5 April 1831
Manuel Lemos 5 April – 25 December 1831
Pedro Nolasco Ortiz 25 December 1831 – 4 August 1832
Pedro Molina 4 August 1832 – 20 March 1838
Justo Correas 20 March 1838 – 4 November 1840
Pedro Molina 4 November – 15 November 1840
Justo Correas 15 November 1840 – 16 May 1841
Juan Isidro Maza 16 May – 2 September 1841
José María Reina 2 – 5 September 1841
Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid 5 September – 24 November 1841
José Félix Aldao 24 November 1841 – 19 January 1845
Celedonio de la Cuesta 19 January – 10 February 1845
Pedro Pascual Segura 10 February 1845 – 4 April 1847
Alejo Mallea 4 April 1847 – 3 March 1852
Pedro Pascual Segura 3 March 1852 – 22 February 1856
Juan Cornelio Moyano 22 February 1856 – 25 March 1859 He was the first to hold the position according to the Provincial Constitution.
Federico Maza 25 March – 16 April 1859
Pascual Echagüe 16 April – 23 August 1859
Laureano Nazar 23 August 1859 – 16 December 1861 Resigned.
Juan de Dios Videla 16 December 1861 – 2 January 1862 Deposed by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and fled to Chile.
Hilario Correas 2 January 1862
Lino Almandoz March – 29 July 1820
Luis Molina 2 January 1862 – 25 September 1863 Died in office.
Domingo Bombal 25 September – 7 November 1863
Carlos González 7 November 1863 – 1 November 1866
Melitón Arroyo 1 – 11 November 1866
Carlos Juan Rodríguez 11 November 1866 – 11 April 1867
Melitón Arroyo 11 April – 11 July 1867
Ezequiel García 11 July – 16 October 1867
Nicolás Villanueva 16 October 1867 – 16 October 1870
Arístides Villanueva 16 October 1870 – 16 October 1873
Francisco Civit 16 October 1873 – 29 October 1874
Eliseo Marenco 29 October – 8 November 1874
Francisco Civit 8 November 1874 – 16 October 1876
Joaquín Villanueva 16 October 1876 – 24 December 1877
Julio Gutiérrez 24 December 1877 – 15 February 1878
Elías Villanueva 15 February 1878 – 15 February 1881
José Miguel Segura 15 February 1881 – 15 February 1884
Rufino Ortega 15 February 1884 – 15 February 1887 National Autonomist Party
Tiburcio Benegas 15 February 1887 – 6 January 1889 National Autonomist Party
Manuel J. Bermejo 6 January – early 1889 National Autonomist Party
Manuel Derqui early 1889 – mid-1889 National Autonomist Party
Tiburcio Benegas mid-1889 – 9 June 1889 National Autonomist Party
Jacinto Álvarez 9 June 1889 – mid-1889 National Autonomist Party
Deoclecio García mid-1889 – end of 1889 National Autonomist Party
Domingo Bombal end of 1889 – 10 June 1890 National Autonomist Party
Oseas Guiñazú 10 June 1890 – 15 October 1891 National Autonomist Party Resigned.
Pedro N. Ortiz 15 October 1891 – 25 January 1892 National Autonomist Party
Francisco Uriburu 25 January – 21 February 1892 National Autonomist Party
Deoclecio García 21 February – 6 August 1892 National Autonomist Party Died in office.
Pedro Anzorena 6 August 1892 – 31 December 1894 National Autonomist Party Resigned.
Jacinto Álvarez 31 December 1894 – mid-1895 National Autonomist Party
Tiburcio Benegas mid – end of 1895 National Autonomist Party
Francisco Moyano end of 1895 – 1898 National Autonomist Party
Emilio Civit 1898 National Autonomist Party Resigned.
Jacinto Álvarez 1898 – 1901 National Autonomist Party
Elías Villanueva 1901 – 1904 National Autonomist Party
Carlos Galigniana Segura 1904 – 1905 National Autonomist Party Deposed after the Argentine Revolution of 1905.
José Néstor Lencinas 1905 UCR Lencinista [es] De Facto Revolutionary Intervention
Carlos Galigniana Segura 1905 – 1907 National Autonomist Party Resumed his term.
Emilio Civit 1907 – 6 March 1910 National Autonomist Party
Rufino Ortega Ozamis 6 March 1910 – 6 March 1914 National Autonomist Party

After the Sáenz Peña Law (1914–Present)

  Federal controller appointed by a democratic government.
  Federal controller appointed by a de facto government .
Portrait Governor Term start Term end Party Election Notes
Francisco S. Álvarez 6 March 1914 6 March 1918 La Liga Cívica 1913 [es]
José Néstor Lencinas 6 March 1918 17 February 1919 UCR Lencinista [es] 1918 [es]
Tomás de Veyga 17 February 1919 12 April 1919 UCR Federal controller

(Hipólito Yrigoyen)

Perfecto Araya 12 April 1919 25 July 1919 UCR Federal controller

(Hipólito Yrigoyen)

José Néstor Lencinas 25 July 1919 20 January 1920 UCR Lencinista [es] 1918 [es] Retook office after federal intervention. Died in office.
Ricardo Báez 20 January 1920 3 September 1920 UCR Lencinista [es] Provisional President of the Senate of Mendoza [es]; took office after the death of José Néstor Lencinas.
Eudoro Vargas Gómez 3 September 1920 4 February 1922 UCR Federal controller

(Hipólito Yrigoyen)

Carlos Washington Lencinas 4 February 1922 9 October 1924 UCR Lencinista [es] 1922 [es]
Enrique Mosca 9 October 1924 6 February 1926 UCRA [es] Federal controller

(Marcelo T. de Alvear)

Alejandro Orfila 6 February 1926 4 December 1928 UCR Lencinista [es] 1926 [es]
Carlos A. Borzani 4 December 1928 7 September 1930 UCR Federal controller

(Hipólito Yrigoyen)

Ergasto Saforcada 7 September 1930 25 September 1930 De facto federal controller

(1930 Argentine coup d'état)

José María Rosa 25 September 1930 18 February 1932 De facto federal controller

(1930 Argentine coup d'état)

Ricardo Videla 18 February 1932 18 February 1935 PD 1931 [es]
Guillermo G. Cano 18 February 1935 18 February 1938 PD 1935 [es]
Rodolfo Corominas Segura 18 February 1938 18 February 1941 PD 1938 [es]
Adolfo Vicchi 18 February 1941 4 June 1943 PD 1941 [es]
Humberto Sosa Molina 4 June 1943 11 June 1943 De facto federal controller

(1943 Argentine coup d'état)

Luis Elías Villanueva 11 June 1943 21 December 1943 De facto federal controller

(1943 Argentine coup d'état)

Aristóbulo Vargas Belmonte 21 December 1943 4 June 1946 De facto federal controller

(1943 Argentine coup d'état)

Faustino Picallo 4 June 1946 12 March 1949 UCR-JR [es] 1946 [es]
Blas Brisoli 12 March 1949 4 June 1952 PP 1948 [es]
Carlos Horacio Evans 4 June 1952 18 September 1955 PP 1951 [es]
Roberto Nazar 18 September 1955 13 December 1955 De facto federal controller

(Revolución Libertadora)

Héctor Ladvocat 13 December 1955 7 May 1956 De facto federal controller

(Revolución Libertadora)

Isidoro Busquets 9 May 1956 1 May 1958 UCR De facto federal controller

(Revolución Libertadora)

Ernesto Ueltschi 1 May 1958 1 May 1961 UCRI 1958 [es]
Francisco Gabrielli 1 May 1961 23 April 1962 PD 1961 [es]
Carlos Armanini 23 April 1962[1] 5 June 1962 De facto federal controller

(1962 Argentine coup d'état)

Joaquín S. Guevara Civit 5 June 1962[2] 6 February 1963 De facto federal controller

(1962 Argentine coup d'état)

Ricardo Alberto Parola 6 February 1963 9 February 1963 De facto federal controller

(1962 Argentine coup d'état)

Augusto Lavalle Cobo 9 February 1963 9 April 1963 De facto federal controller

(1962 Argentine coup d'état)

Horacio Pietrapera 9 April 1963 27 April 1963 De facto federal controller

(1962 Argentine coup d'état)

Sergio Moretti 27 April 1963 12 October 1963 De facto federal controller

(1962 Argentine coup d'état)

Francisco Gabrielli 12 October 1963 28 June 1966 PD 1963 [es]
Emilio Jofré Elected but did not assume power PD 1966 [es]
Tomás José Caballero 28 June 1966[3] 22 July 1966 De facto federal controller

(Argentine Revolution)

José Eugenio Blanco 22 July 1966[4] 8 June 1970 De facto federal controller

(Argentine Revolution)

Francisco Gabrielli 8 June 1970 4 April 1972 PD De facto federal controller

(Argentine Revolution)

Luis Carlos Gómez Centurión 4 April 1972 14 April 1972 De facto federal controller

(Argentine Revolution)

Félix Gibbs 14 April 1972 22 March 1973 PD De facto federal controller

(Argentine Revolution)

Ramón Genaro Díaz Bessone 22 March 1973 25 May 1973 De facto federal controller

(Argentine Revolution)

Alberto Martínez Baca 25 May 1973 6 June 1974 PJ 1973 [es] Dismissed from office due to impeachment.
Carlos Mendoza 6 June 1974 13 August 1974 PJ Lieutenant Governor, assumed office after the removal of Alberto Martínez Baca.
Antonio Cafiero 13 August 1974 7 May 1975[5] PJ Federal controller

(Isabel Perón)

Luis María Rodríguez 7 May 1975[6] 3 November 1975[7] PJ Federal controller

(Isabel Perón)

Pedro León Lucero 3 November 1975 24 March 1976 PJ Federal controller

(Isabel Perón)

Tamer Yapur 24 March 1976[8] 7 April 1976 De facto federal controller

(National Reorganization Process)

Jorge Sixto Fernández 7 April 1976[9] 15 February 1980 De facto federal controller

(National Reorganization Process)

Rolando Ghisani 15 February 1980 20 January 1982 De facto federal controller

(National Reorganization Process)

Bonifacio Cejuela 20 January 1982 25 February 1983 PD De facto federal controller

(National Reorganization Process)

Eliseo Vidart Villanueva 25 February 1983 10 December 1983 PD De facto federal controller

(National Reorganization Process)

Santiago Llaver 10 December 1983 10 December 1987 UCR 1983 [es]
José Octavio Bordón 10 December 1987 10 December 1991 PJ 1987 [es]
Rodolfo Gabrielli 10 December 1991 10 December 1995 PJ 1991 [es]
Arturo Lafalla 10 December 1995 10 December 1999 PJ 1995 [es]
Roberto Iglesias 10 December 1999 10 December 2003 UCR 1999 [es]
Julio Cobos 10 December 2003 10 December 2007 UCR 2003 [es]
Celso Jaque 10 December 2007 10 December 2011 PJ 2007 [es]
Francisco Pérez 10 December 2011 10 December 2015 PJ 2011 [es]
Alfredo Cornejo 10 December 2015 10 December 2019 UCR 2015 [es]
Rodolfo Suárez 10 December 2019 9 December 2023 UCR 2019 [es]
Alfredo Cornejo 9 December 2023 Incumbent UCR 2023 [es] First person to be elected governor for a second term.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Decreto 3.544/1962
  2. ^ Decreto 5.076/1962
  3. ^ Decreto 8/1966
  4. ^ Decreto 299/1966
  5. ^ Decreto 1.215/1975
  6. ^ Decreto 1.216/1975
  7. ^ Decreto 3.238/1975
  8. ^ Decreto 4/1976
  9. ^ Decreto 47/1976
  10. ^ Flecha, Robertino Sánchez (25 September 2023). "Alfredo Cornejo, de un pueblo recóndito a la cima del poder: quién es el gobernador electo de Mendoza" [Alfredo Cornejo, from a remote town to the pinnacle of power: who is the governor-elect of Mendoza]. Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2024.
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