Luis Alberto Lacalle Biography
(Former President of Uruguay)
Birthday: July 13, 1941 (Cancer)
Born In: Montevideo
Luis Alberto Lacalle was the President of Uruguay from 1990 to 1995. He played a prominent role in the politics of Uruguay which is not surprising given his family background. Born to María Hortensia de Herrera de Lacalle, the daughter of the Blanco political leader Luis Alberto de Herrera, politics runs in his blood and he was interested in this field from a young age. He was just 17 when he ventured into political activism and joined the National Party. During his student days he aspired to be a lawyer and pursued a degree from the University of the Republic's law school. He also worked as a journalist and wrote columns on political analysis. Over the years, his interest in politics developed further and he was elected deputy for Montevideo, a post he held until a coup dissolved the existing parliament. When democracy was restored in the country after a few years, he again became politically active. His successful political career so far, motivated him to run for the presidency and he became the President of Uruguay in 1990. As the president he implemented many reforms in order to encourage economic development of his country.