Argentina: Supreme Directors: 1814-1820

Director Supremo de las Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata [1]
31 Jan 1814 - 10 Jan 1815 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas Dávila
10 Jan 1815 - 14 (or 15) Apr 1815 Carlos María de Alvear Balbastro [2][3]
14 (or 15) Apr 1815 - 6 May 1815 office vacant [4]
Director Interino del Estado [5]
6 May 1815 - 16 Apr 1816 José Ignacio Álvarez Thomas [6]
17 Apr 1816 - 11 Jul 1816 Antonio Ramón González Balcarce y Martínez Fontes [7]
Comisión Gubernativa interina de la dirección del Estado [8]
11 Jul 1816 - 29 Jul 1816 Antonio José de Escalada Sarria
11 Jul 1816 - 29 Jul 1816 Miguel Remigio de Irigoyen de la Quintana
Director del Estado [9]
3 May 1816 - 9 Jun 1819 Juan Martín Mariano de Pueyrredón y O'Dogan
10 Jun 1819 - 11 Feb 1820 José Casimiro Rondeau Pereyra [10]

[1] The style prescribed by Art. 2 of the Provisional Statute (as amended 26 Jan 1814) was Director Supremo de las Provincias Unidas.
[2] Baptized: Carlos Antonio José Gabino del Angel de la Guardia.
[3] The resignation of Alvear was accepted by the Asamblea General at a session of which no minutes are found; narrative accounts mention both 14 and 15 Apr 1815 as possible dates of the meeting.
[4] A provisional executive appointed by the Asamblea General (14 or 15 Apr 1815) and composed of Nicolás Rodríguez de la Peña Funes, José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras and Miguerl Remigio de Irigoyen de la Quintana never took office.
[5] Also in official use: Director Provisional del Estado; on some occasions: Director Interino del Estado en Buenos Aires.
[6] Pending the installation of José Casimiro Rondeau Pereyra who accepts the election, but never takes office.
[7] From 3 May 1816 pending the arrival of Director Supremo (Pueyrredón) to Buenos Aires.
[8] Pending the arrival of Director Supremo (Pueyrredón) to Buenos Aires.
[9] Director del Estado is a style used as the term of reference for the chief executive in the Provisional Statutes of 1815 and 1817, and in the Constitution of 1819; actual styles in official use were Director Supremo/Supremo Director del Estado, Director Supremo/Supremo Director de las Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata, and Director Supremo/Supremo Director de las Provincias Unidas de Sud América.
[10] Also in Uruguay.
Last updated on: 20 Dec 2015 12:11:20