Engraving. 4¼ x 3".
Valentín Alsina (1802-69), Argentine lawyer and politician. He was elected governor of Buenos Aires in 1852, but resigned after a few months, shortly before a military coup. In 1853 Buenos Aires left the Argentinian Federation and declared itself an independent state, of which Alsina became governor in 1857. However the Argentine army recaptured the province in 1859 and he was forced to resign again. Alsina became a member of the Argentine Senate in 1862, serving until his death.
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