Juan Agustín Maza
1784 – 1830
Who was Juan Agustín Maza?
Maza was born in Mendoza and studied there, then received his doctorate in jurisprudence at the Royal University of San Felipe, Chile. He worked in Mendoza until the events of the May Revolution in 1810.
In 1815 Maza was elected to the Cabildo of Mendoza and actively assisted José de San Martín. He was elected by Mendoza to the Tucumán Congress and served in 1816 for the declaration. After the Congress moved to Buenos Aires, he served as president of the body in November 1817. He resigned his mandate in 1818 and returned to his hometown to teach.
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