Claudio Williman

Claudio Williman

Uruguayan Politician
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Claudio Williman

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Claudio Wílliman (b. 10 October 1861 in Montevideo – † 9 February 1934 in Montevideo) was a Uruguayan political figure.'Claudio Williman' (in Spanish) Claudio Williman,

Background

Wílliman was a member of the Uruguayan Colorado Party and was closely identified with the liberal José Batlle y Ordóñez.

His grandson José Claudio Wílliman served in the Uruguayan Senate 1985-1990.'José Claudio Williman' Wikipedia (in Spanish), José Claudio Williman

President of Uruguay

He was the de facto caretaker president of Uruguay chosen by José Batlle y Ordóñez to succeed him after his first term in office.

Williman was chosen by Batlle to succeed him as Uruguayan presidents were constitutionally barred from serving consecutive terms. His policies generally followed those of Batlle.

Post Presidency

He was succeeded by Batlle who was re-elected in 1911. He returned to the Senate of Uruguay but then left it to become director of the national bank in 1915.

Wílliman lived to see much of his and Battle y Ordóñez's democratic legacy destroyed — at least temporarily — by President Gabriel Terra, who reinforced his Presidential rule in a coup d'état in 1933.

Death and legacy

He died in 1934.

A road in Punta del Este is named after him.

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