Educated Colegio de la Sagrada Familia. Doctor of Medicine, University de Montevideo, 1908. Further studies in Paris, 1909-1912.
Professor, of clinical surgery, 1916-1931. National deputy, 1919, 1931, 1934. National senator, 1931, 1934.
Minister of war and navy, 1931-1933. Minister of foreign affairs, 1933. President, 7th Pan American Conference, Montevideo, 1933.
President, Banco de Seguros del Estado, 1934-1936. Minister to France, 1935-1939. Uruguayan delegate, League of Nations, 1937.
Officer, Légion d’Honneur (France), Cóndor de los Andes (Bolivia), Del Mérito (Paraguay). Knight, Saint Gregory the Great (Vatican).
Member council on delinquents and minors, 1914. Member: Club Uruguay (pres), Jockey Club (vice-president).