Alfredo Palacios

Alfredo Lorenzo Palacios (August 10, 1880 – April 20, 1965) was an Argentine socialist politician.

Alfredo Palacios
Palacios, c. 1910.
Argentine Senator
In office
May 1, 1958  March 29, 1962
National Deputy
In office
October 13, 1963  April 20, 1965
National Representative
In office
1935  June 4, 1943
Personal details
Alfredo Lorenzo Palacios

August 10, 1880
Buenos Aires, Argentina
DiedApril 30, 1965(1965-04-30) (aged 84)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partySocialist

Palacios was born in Buenos Aires, and studied law at Universidad de Buenos Aires, after graduation he became a lawyer and taught at the university until becoming a dean.

In 1902, he was elected to the Buenos Aires' legislature, and in 1904, to the Chamber of Deputies by the district of La Boca, thus becoming the first socialist in the Argentine Congress and in the American continent. Palacios helped create many laws including the "Palacios Law" (Ley Palacios) against sexual exploitation, and others regulating child and women labor, working hours and Sunday rest.

Palacios was elected Senator in 1932, serving until the Senate was dissolved in 1943, and in 1955 was appointed ambassador to Uruguay. In 1960, Palacios was elected again as Senator, and as Deputy in 1963.

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