Roberto M. Levingston

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Roberto Levingston
36th President of Argentina
De facto
In office
June 18, 1970 – March 21, 1971
Preceded by Juan Carlos Onganía
Succeeded by Alejandro Lanusse
Personal details
Born Roberto Marcelo Levingston Laborda
(1920-01-19) January 19, 1920 (age 94)
San Luis, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Political party none
Profession Military

Roberto Marcelo Levingston Laborda (born January 19, 1920) was a general in the Argentine Army and president of Argentina from June 18, 1970 to March 22, 1971, during the Revolución Argentina period in Argentine history.12 His military expertise included intelligence and counterinsurgency, and he took the presidency of Argentina in a military coup that deposed Juan Carlos Onganía over his ineffective response to the Montoneros and other guerillas.2 His regime was marked by a protectionist economic policy that did little to overcome the inflation and recession that the country was undergoing at the time,1 and by the imposition of the death penalty against terrorists and kidnappers.2 In response to renewed anti-government rioting in Córdoba and to the labor crisis under his leadership, he was deposed by another military junta led by Alejandro Lanusse.12



  1. ^ a b c Lewis, Daniel K. (2001), The History of Argentina, The Greenwood histories of the modern nations, Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 134–135, ISBN 978-0-313-31256-4 .
  2. ^ a b c d Keen, Benjamin; Haynes, Keith (2008), A History of Latin America (8th ed.), Cengage Learning, p. 374, ISBN 978-0-618-78318-2 .
Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Carlos Onganía
Presidents of Argentina
Succeeded by
Alejandro A. Lanusse

Creative Commons License