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Alfredo Oscar Saint-Jean
Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean
Interim President of Argentina
De facto
In office
18 June 1982 – 1 July 1982
Appointed by Military junta
Vice President None
Preceded by Leopoldo Galtieri
Succeeded by Reynaldo Bignone
Personal details
Born 11 November 1926
Chascomús, Buenos Aires
Died 2 September 1987(1987-09-02) (aged 60)
Nationality Argentine
Spouse María Beatriz Dauna
Profession Military
Military service
Allegiance  Argentina
Branch/service Coat of arms of Argentina.svg Argentine Army
Years of service 1944–1982
Rank GB-EA.png (Pre-1991 epaulette) Division general
Battles/wars Dirty War

Alfredo Oscar Saint-Jean (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo osˈkaɾ ˈsẽn̪t̪.t͡ʃĩn]; 11 November 1926 – 2 September 1987) was an Argentine Army division general and politician, who served as President of Argentina in 1982.

Earlier public role

Following the 1976 coup and the intervention of the Argentine military in public affairs during the National Reorganization Process, Alfredo Saint-Jean was one of the generals who held senior roles. He served as interior minister from 1981, having been appointed by General Leopoldo Galtieri.

President of Argentina

He briefly served as President of Argentina from 18 June 1982 to 1 July 1982, during a period of military rule, after Galtieri was ousted from office owing to the country's defeat in the Falklands War.


Saint-Jean's brief period as president in June and July 1982 ended when he was succeeded by General Reynaldo Bignone.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Alfredo Saint-Jean para niños

  • National Reorganization Process
Political offices
Preceded by
Leopoldo Galtieri
President of Argentina
Succeeded by
Reynaldo Bignone
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