Héctor José Cámpora

President of Argentina from May to July 1973

Héctor José Cámpora (26 March 1909 – 18 December 1980) was an Argentine dentist and Peronist politician. He was a major figure of left-wing Peronism Cámpora. He was the 38th President of Argentina from 25 May until 13 July 1973.

Héctor Cámpora
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

After the March 1976 coup d'état, Cámpora sought refuge at the Mexican embassy in Buenos Aires. Three years later, after being diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, he was allowed to fly to México. Cámpora died in Cuernavaca on 18 December 1980, aged 71.

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