|Senator of the Republic of Chile
for the 11th district, Maule Region (South)
March 11, 2004
|President of the Senate of Chile|
March 11, 2004 – March 11, 2005
|Preceded by||Andrés Zaldívar|
|Succeeded by||Sergio Romero|
|President of the UDI|
July 1, 2006
|Preceded by||Jovino Novoa|
|Born||Hernán Larraín Fernández
|Political party||Independent Democratic Union (UDI)|
|Alianza por Chile|
|Spouse(s)||Magdalena Matte Lecaros|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Chile|
Hernán Larraín Fernández (born September 21, 1947) is a conservative Chilean lawyer, university lecturer, and politician; he is a current Senator and former President of the Senate, and is also currently serving as the president of the Independent Democratic Union. Larraín was elected to the Senate representing the 11th district, the Maule Region (south), on March 11, 1994. He served as President of the Senate from March 11, 2004, until March 11, 2005. On July 1, 2006 he became the President of the Independent Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Independiente) political party.
Hernán Larraín was born in Santiago de Chile. He studied at the Saint George's College. He entered the School of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and received a law degree in 1971. At the university, Larraín obtained the "J.Tocornal" and "P.Montenegro" awards, given to the best student of the class. Larraín received a scholarship from the Ford Foundation to pursue his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at the London School of Economics.
Larraín has been professor of the School of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where he served as Secretary-General. Despite having belonged to the Gremialista movement, he did not join the Independent Democratic Union until after the assassination of its founder Jaime Guzmán in 1991.
Media related to Hernán Larraín at Wikimedia Commons
- Official site of Hernán Larraín
- Biography on Senado.cl
- Biography on BCN.cl, National Congressional Library
|President of the Senate of Chile
|President of the Independent Democratic Union