Enrique Martínez


Enrique Martínez

Infobox_President
name=Enrique Martínez


nationality=Argentine
order=14th Vice President of Argentina
term_start=October 12, 1928
term_end=September 6, 1930
predecessor=Elpidio González
successor=Enrique Santamarina
president=Hipólito Yrigoyen
birth_date=July 25, 1887
birth_place=Córdoba, Argentina
death_date=death date and age|1950|12|2|1887|7|1
death_place=Buenos Aires
spouse=
party=Radical Civic Union
Radical Civic Union (Antipersonalista)
profession=Lawyer
order2 = Governor of Córdoba
predecessor2 = Ramón J. Cárcano
successor2 = José Antonio Ceballos
term_start2 = May 17
term_end2 = October 10, 1928
vicegovernor2 = José Antonio Ceballos

Enrique Martínez (Córdoba, July 25 1887 – Buenos Aires, December 2 1950) was an Argentine lawyer and politician, governor of Córdoba Province Argentine Vice President during the second Hipólito Yrigoyen administration.

Martinez studied in Córdoba until 1900 when he started his military service. He later studied law at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba receving his degree in 1911.

Governor of Córdoba

Martinez was elected governor in December 1927, with José Antonio Ceballos as vice-governor. He served from May 17, 1928 until October 10 of the same year when he was elected national vice-president on the Yrigoyen ticket.

Vicepresident of Argentina

Elected with Yrigoyen in April 1928, Martinez started his term on October 12 1928. He assumed the presidency for a short time due to Yrigoyen's health, governing on September 5 and 6, 1930, day of the military coup.

After de coup

Martinez was jailed for two years, then moved to Buenos Aires in 1934, and was the party candidate for the Unión Cívica Radical Antipersonalista (UCR-A) in 1937 but lost the general election for president against Roberto M. Ortiz.

In 1940 Martinez ran for the office of Governor of Córdoba Province candidate for the UCR-A but lost to Santiago H. Del Castillo.



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