Carlos Fayt, Argentine lawyer and politician, Died at 98

Carlos Santiago Fayt was born on February 1, 1918, and died on November 22, 2016.

He was an Argentine lawyer, politician, academic and a member of Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina since 1983.

Carlos’ parents were Arab Christians of Syrian and Lebanese descent.

When he was younger age he moved to Buenos Aires.

Carlos Fayt graduated as a lawyer in 1941 from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).

Fayt played an active role in trade union life, heading the Buenos Aires Lawyers’ Association 1963-1965, and had an extensive academic career.

He taught at UBA and at the National University of La Plata, specialising in political law.

Before his death, he was the Emeritus Professor at UBA and teaches at Belgrano University.

Carlos Fayt was also an active socialist and stood to be governor of Salta Province in 1958.

He was a supporter of Nicolás Repetto and Alfredo Palacios, he later became part of the faction of Carlos Sánchez Viamonte.

Following the splits in the Socialist Party, however, he dedicated himself to civic and academic life.

There are three of his 35 books are on the subject of Peronism.

He was appointed to the Supreme Court by the new democratic government of President Raúl Alfonsín in 1983, despite never having served as a judge.

He submitted his resignation on September 15, 2015 from the Supreme Court.

His resignation took effect on December 11, 2015, the day after the end of the Presidential administration.

Carlos Fayt passed away at 98 years old.