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Guillermo Cranwell

Guillermo A. Cranwell
Mayor of Buenos Aires
In office
Preceded byAntonio F. Crespo
Succeeded byFrancisco Seeber
Personal details
BornNovember 16, 1841
Buenos Aires, Argentina
DiedJuly 12, 1909
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Resting placeLa Recoleta Cemetery
Political partyNational Autonomist Party
SpousePetrona Costa y Cáneva

Guillermo Cranwell (1841–1909) was an Argentine apothecary and politician, who served as intendant[1] and president of the Deliberative Council of Buenos Aires.[2]


facade of "Farmacia Inglesa", Calle de la Victoria, Monserrat, Buenos Aires

Cranwell was born in Buenos Aires, the son of Edmund Cranwell and Dolores Arenillas, belonging to a distinguished family.[3] His father, an Irish Catholic born in Tipperary, and who arrived at the city of Buenos Aires in 1825, was the owner of the "Farmacia Inglesa" (English Pharmacy), one of the first drugstores in the city, located on Reconquista Street, San Nicolás neighborhood.[4]

Guillermo occupied the position of interim mayor of Buenos Aires between August 1888 and May 1889.[5] He also served as inspector of apothecaries of the South Cathedral neighborhood, and in the Deliberative Council of the city, being its president in 1880.[6]

Guillermo Cranwell was married on March 11, 1871, in the Church of San Miguel Arcángel to Petrona Costa, daughter of Juan Miguel Costa and María Josefa González.[7]


  1. ^ Boletín, Volumen25, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1940
  2. ^ Memoria, Volumen2, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Intendencia Municipal, 1886
  3. ^ Los irlandeses en la Argentina, Eduardo A. Coghlan, 1987, ISBN 9789504316855
  4. ^ Fallos de la Corte suprema de justicia de la nación, Argentina. Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, 1879
  5. ^ Informaciones argentinas, Temas97-103, Argentina. Departamento de Cultura, 1945
  6. ^ Historia, Temas48-51, Ediciones AP, 1993, 1993
  7. ^ Matrimonios 1871–1873, Iglesia San Miguel Arcángel
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