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Torcuato de Alvear y Saenz de la Quintanilla (Montevideo, 1822 – Buenos Aires, 1890) was a 19th-century 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]

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The Plaza de Mayo and, in back, the Avenida de Mayo, shortly after Mayor de Alvear had both developed. Plaza de Mayo 1904.JPG
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