Enrique Silva Cimma

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Enrique Silva Cimma (November 11, 1918 – July 14, 2012) was a Chilean politician, academic and lawyer. Silva served as Foreign Minister of Chile from 1990 to 1994. In addition to a long political career, Silva taught at the University of Chile for much of his life.[1] He wrote more than thirty books, many focusing on law.[2]

Enrique Silva was born on November 11, 1918, in Iquique, Chile.[2]

Silva began his public career by serving as Contralor General of Chile from 1959 to 1967.[1]

He was chosen as the leader of the Radical Party and became a member of the International Socialist Bureau in 1983.[1] He also joined the Social Democrat Radical Party.[2]

Silva was a founding member of the Party for Democracy, which was formed in 1987.[2] He was a leading member of Patricio Aylwin's presidential campaign during the 1989 presidential election.[2] In 1990, Chilean President Patricio Aylwin appointed Silva as Foreign Minister, a position he held until 1994.[1]

Silva was appointed a Senator by the Supreme Court of Chile, serving an eight-year term from 1998 to 2006.[1]

Enrique Silva died of a bronchial obstruction at his home on July 14, 2012, at the age of 93.[1] Survivors included his son-in-law, former congressman Nelson Avila.[2]

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