Héctor José Cámpora

Héctor Cámpora
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Campora in 1973
38th President of Argentina
In office
25 May 1973 – 12 July 1973
Vice PresidentVicente Solano Lima
Preceded byAlejandro Lanusse
Succeeded byRaúl Lastiri
Personal details
Héctor José Cámpora

(1909-03-26)26 March 1909
Mercedes, Argentina
Died18 December 1980(1980-12-18) (aged 71)
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Political partyJusticialist
Spouse(s)María Georgina Cecilia Acevedo

Héctor José Cámpora (26 March 1909[1] – 18 December 1980)[2] was an Argentine politician.[3] A major figure of left-wing Peronism, Cámpora served briefly as the 38th President of Argentina from 25 May until 13 July 1973 in order to arrange for Perón to run for president in an election he subsequently won. The modern left-wing Peronist political youth organization La Cámpora is named after him. He was a dentist by trade.[4]

Early life

Cámpora, affectionately known as el Tío (the Uncle), was born as Héctor José Cámpora Demaestre on March 26, 1909, in the city of Mercedes, in the Province of Buenos Aires. He earned a degree in dentistry in Córdoba University and practiced his profession in his hometown before moving to nearby San Andrés de Giles.[5]