First Lady of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Primera dama de la República Oriental del Uruguay
ResidenceResidencia de Suárez
Inaugural holderBernardina Fragoso de Rivera
FormationNovember 6, 1830 (1830-11-06)

First Lady of Uruguay (Spanish: Primera Dama de Uruguay) is the unofficial and protocol title of the wife of the President of Uruguay, and hostess of Suarez Residence. The first lady is not an elected position, carries no official duties and brings no salary, but is traditionally responsible for directing and coordinating activities in the social field of the presidency and also accompany the president in ceremonies or official activities. The current first lady is Lorena Ponce de León, wife of Luis Lacalle Pou, who took office on 1 March 2020. [1]

List of the first ladies of Uruguay

Portrait Name Tenure President

(Spouse)

Bernardina Fragoso Laredo 1830-1834 Fructuoso Rivera
1er Constitutional President
Juana Francisca Núñez Benites 1834-1835 Carlos Anaya
Agustina Contucci Oribe 1835-1838 Manuel Oribe
2do Constitutional President
Bernardina Fragoso Laredo 1838–1843 Fructuoso Rivera
3er Constitutional President
María Josefa Álamo González 1843-1852 Joaquín Suárez
María Dolores Maturana y Durán 1852-1853 Juan Francisco Giró
4º Constitutional President
Ana Micaela Monterroso y Bermúdez 1853-1854 Juan Antonio Lavalleja
María García Zamora 1854-1855 Venancio Flores
5º Constitutional President
Luisa Carlota Bustamante del Puerto 1855-1856 Manuel Basilio Bustamante
Francisca Javiera Pareja Beade 1856 José María Plá
Dolores Vidal Villagrán 1856-1860 Gabriel Antonio Pereira
6º Constitutional President
Práxedes Rosa Bustamante del Puerto 1860-1864 Bernardo Prudencio Berro
7º Constitutional President
Rosario Carrasco Martínez 1864-1865 Atanasio Aguirre
1865 Tomás Villalba
María García Zamora 1865-1868 Venancio Flores
Amalia Ordóñez Duval 1868-1872 Lorenzo Batlle
8º Constitutional President
Anastasia Villegas Castro 1872-1873 Tomás Gomensoro
1873-1875 José Eugenio Ellauri
9º Constitutional President
Antonia Sayago Ribero 1875-1876 Pedro Varela
10º Constitutional President
Valentina Gómez de Aragón 1879-1880 Lorenzo Latorre
11º Constitutional President
Clemencia Estévez Elzaurdi 1880-1882 Francisco Antonino Vidal
12° Constitutional President
Teresa Mascaró y Sosa 1882-1886 Máximo Santos
13° Constitutional President
Clemencia Estévez Elzaurdi 1886 Francisco Antonino Vidal
14° Constitutional President
Ascensión Sáenz de la Peña Márquez 1886-1890 Máximo Tajes
15º Constitutional President
Elvira Reyes del Villar 1890-1894 Julio Herrera y Obes
16° Constitutional President
Delfina García Wich Vargas 1894 Duncan Stewart
Matilde Baños Sánchez 1894–1897 Juan Idiarte Borda
17° Constitutional President
Ángela Fernández González 1899-1903 Juan Lindolfo Cuestas
18º Constitutional President
Matilde Irene Pacheco Stewart 1903–1907 José Batlle y Ordóñez
19º Constitutional President
Carmen Pastora Martínez Santos 1907–1911 Claudio Williman
20° Constitutional President
Matilde Irene Pacheco Stewart 1911-1915 José Batlle y Ordóñez
21º Constitutional President
María del Carmen Garino Sapello 1915-1919 Feliciano Viera
22º Constitutional President
Sara Narbondo 1919-1923 Baltasar Brum
23º Constitutional President
Josefina Perey Álvarez 1923-1927 José Serrato
24º Constitutional President
Aurelia Macció 1927-1931 Juan Campisteguy
25º Constitutional President
María Marcelina Ilarraz Miranda 1931-1938 Gabriel Terra
26º Constitutional President
Sara Terra Leivas 1938-1943 Alfredo Baldomir
27º Constitutional President
Celia Álvarez Mouliá 1943-1947 Juan José de Amézaga
28° Constitutional President
Juanita Etchemendy 1947 Tomás Berreta
29º Constitutional President
Matilde Ibáñez Tálice 1947-1951 Luis Batlle Berres
30º Constitutional President
María Aída Serra Serra 1951-1952 Andrés Martínez Trueba
31º Constitutional President
Elisa de los Campos 1967 Óscar Diego Gestido
32° Constitutional President
María Angélica Klein 1967-1972
Jorge Pacheco Areco
33° Constitutional President
Josefina Herrán Puig 1972-1976 Juan María Bordaberry
34° Constitutional President
Marta Canessa 1985-1990 Julio María Sanguinetti
35° Constitutional President
Julia Pou Brito del Pino 1990-1995 Luis Alberto Lacalle
36° Constitutional President
Marta Canessa Albareda 1995-2000 Julio María Sanguinetti
37° Constitutional President
Mercedes Menafra Rodríguez 2000-2005 Jorge Batlle
38° Constitutional President
María Auxiliadora Delgado 2005-2010 Tabaré Vázquez
39° Constitutional President
Lucía Topolansky Saavedra 2010-2015 José Mujica
40° Constitutional President
María Auxiliadora Delgado 2015–2019 Tabaré Vázquez
41° Constitutional President
Vacant (2019–2020)
Lorena Ponce de León 2020-2023 Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou
42° Constitutional President

Living former first ladies

References

  1. ^ ElPais (28 November 2019). "Confesiones de la futura primera dama: "Me imagino recorriendo el país y siendo un nexo"". Diario EL PAIS Uruguay (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-03-01.