Biography of Benjamín Aceval (1845-1902)

Paraguayan politician born in 1845 and died in 1902. He/She holds a PhD in law from the University of Buenos Aires. He/She served as diplomat, judge, journalist and University Professor. He/She was the architect of the plea that President Rutherford Birchard Hayes, chosen arbitrator, ruled in favor of Paraguay in the dispute over the city's Western Villa (current Villa Hayes). He/She had much influence in national cultural life and thanks to it founded the National College of Asuncion and Villarica. He/She was a member of the Committee which founded the national library, and in 1887 he/she signed the Treaty of limits with Bolivia Aceval-Tamayo.