Hernán Larraín

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Hernán Larraín
Hernán Larraín Fernández.jpg
Senator of the Republic of Chile
for the 11th district, Maule Region (South)
Assumed office
March 11, 2004
President of the Senate of Chile
In office
March 11, 2004 – March 11, 2005
Preceded by Andrés Zaldívar
Succeeded by Sergio Romero
President of the UDI
Assumed office
July 1, 2006
Preceded by Jovino Novoa
Personal details
Born Hernán Larraín Fernández
Santiago, Chile
Political party Independent Democratic Union (UDI)
Other political
Alianza por Chile
Spouse(s) Magdalena Matte Lecaros
Children 6 children
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website www.hernanlarrain.cl

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.

Larraín is married to Magdalena Matte Lecaros, and the two have six children. Hernán Larraín is of Basque descent.[1]

Early years[edit]

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.


External links[edit]

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Preceded by
Andrés Zaldívar
President of the Senate of Chile
Succeeded by
Sergio Romero
Preceded by
Jovino Novoa
President of the Independent Democratic Union
Succeeded by