Eduardo F. MacLoughlin (1918-1983)
(The Southern Cross, Número del Centenario)
[McLoughlin], Eduardo Francisco
(1918-1983), air force officer and public official, was born
Tuerto, the son of Juan Bernardo MacLoughlin (d.1923) and Margarita Doyle. Grandson
of James MacLoughlin of Morristown, Co. Wexford, who was one
of the first settlers in Venado Tuerto. Married in 1943
with Mónica, daughter of Philip Murphy and María
Eduardo F. MacLoughlin joined
the army in 1937, and in 1943 graduated from the military
air school. Three years later he was appointed to the
air force procurement unit in Europe, and later as air
attaché at the Argentine embassy in London.
In September 1955 he resigned as presidential aide-de-camp
and joined the revolutionary forces in Córdoba.
MacLoughlin was promoted successively to air commodore in December 1956,
of aeronautics, and military attaché at the Argentine
embassy in Washington. The president Juan C. Onganía
appointed MacLoughlin as ambassador to the United Kingdom
in 1966-1970. During Levinston and Lanusse
administration, he was minister of the interior and of foreign
affairs. Eduardo F. MacLoughlin had a key responsibility in a failed British plan to hand sovereignty
over to Malvinas/Falkland islanders before 1982. He died
Coghlan, Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su Actuación
y Descendencia (Buenos Aires, 1987), p. 613.
- The Southern Cross, Número del Centenario (Buenos
Aires, 1975), p. 51.