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Torcuato de Alvear

Torcuato de Alvear.

Torcuato de Alvear y Saenz de la Quintanilla (Montevideo, 1822 – Buenos Aires, 1890) was an Argentine conservative politician. He was the son of soldier and statesman Carlos María de Alvear and father of Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, president of Argentina from 1922 to 1928. He was also a Freemason.[1]

The Plaza de Mayo and, in back, the Avenida de Mayo, shortly after Mayor de Alvear had both developed.

In 1880 Buenos Aires was declared the capital city of Argentina, and Torcuato de Alvear served as the first mayor of the city until 1887. During this period he improved the road and street networks, the water and electricity supply, public transport and street lighting and other public services.


  1. ^ "Masones Ilustres Argentinos". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-04-02.

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