About David Blejer
BLEJER, DAVID (1913–1997), Argentine lawyer and politician. Blejer, the son of Jewish colonists in the province of Entre Ríos, was born in Buenos Aires.
He graduated as a lawyer from the University of La Plata and settled in Villaguay in the province of Entre Ríos. He became active in politics and before reaching the age of 30 was elected as councilor of the city.
He was a legal adviser to the Argentine Agrarian Institute and lectured on agrarian economics. He joined the Unión Cívica Radical Party in 1930. In 1956, when the party divided over internal conflicts, Blejer aligned himself with the Unión Cívica Radical …
February 9, 1959 Argentine Jew Named Member of Cabinet; Becomes Minister of Labor
BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 8 (JTA) –
David Blejer, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Interior since Dr. Arturo Frondizi was elected President of Argentina, will be sworn in as Minister of Labor and Social Security on Wednesday.
Mr. Blejer, a Jew, steps into one of the most difficult posts in the Cabinet at a time when labor relations and Peronist political intrigues around them have become one of the government's most pressing problems. With strikes increasing in number and the problem of wages in an inflationary situation continuously in the forefront, the appointment of Mr. Blejer is seen here as an indication that the government--supported by the military--is taking tighter control of the labor situation and adopting a cooler position toward the Peronists.