José Lino Vargas

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José Lino Vargas
José Vargas.jpg
33rd Mayor of Pichilemu
In office
1979–1981
President Augusto Pinochet Ugarte
(Government Junta)
Preceded by Eduardo Parraguez Galarce
Succeeded by Julio Waidele Wolff
Personal details
Born (1930-03-06) 6 March 1930 (age 84)
Pichilemu, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Spouse(s) Ruth Claudina del Tránsito Waman Becerra
Residence Talca, Chile[1]

José Lino Vargas Jorquera (born 6 March 1930) is a Chilean politician. He was the 33rd Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between 1979 and 1981, after being appointed by the government junta presided by General Augusto Pinochet. The Cardenal Caro Province, of which Pichilemu is the capital, was created during Vargas' term as mayor. He also was a founding member of the Club Aéreo de Pichilemu (Aerial Club of Pichilemu); Vargas is an experienced pilot.

Biography[edit]

José Lino Vargas was born on 6 March 1930 in Pichilemu, in current Cardenal Caro Province, Region of O'Higgins, Chile. His parents were Lino de los Ángeles Vargas Martínez and Elena del Carmen Jorquera Cifuentes.[2] Vargas married Ruth Claudina del Tránsito Waman Becerra (born 10 April 1949) in Rancagua on 4 December 1968.[3]

Political career[edit]

Vargas Jorquera was appointed Mayor of Pichilemu, by decree of the government junta presided by General Augusto Pinochet, in 1979. He succeeded Eduardo Parraguez Galarce.[4] Through his term, the Cardenal Caro Province (of which Pichilemu became capital) was created.[5] A strong rainstorm affected Pichilemu in 1981, which left the commune with no communication; Vargas, as an experienced pilot from the local aerial club, took on his plane to Marchigüe for the local authorities to inform the situation of Pichilemu.[6]

President of the Centro de Hijos y Amigos de Pichilemu Washington Saldías organised a Regional Contest of Painting, to create a Municipal Pinacotheca, sponsored by mayor Vargas Jorquera. However, although some works have been kept in Pichilemu City Hall offices, the pinacotheca was never created.[7]

Vargas Jorquera was succeeded by Julio Waidele Wolff in 1981.[4]

Career as pilot[edit]

Vargas Jorquera was a founding member of the Club Aéreo de Pichilemu (Aerial Club of Pichilemu), whose founding took place on 2 November 1964.[8]

On 19 December 1969, a Boeing 727 plane, making a Santiago-Arica-Santiago trip for LAN, was hijacked by extremist Patricio Alarcón, who took controller of aerial traffic Vargas Jorquera as hostage; pilots Juan Jofré, Luis Galdámez, Amaron Bamón and co-pilot Víctor Escudero obeyed Alarcón's orders to travel to Cuba. Once they arrived at Habana, Alarcón was detained by local authorities.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20130820215834/http://documentos.servel.cl/arch_comunas/A0730001.pdf
  2. ^ "Certificado de Nacimiento para Asignación Familiar — José Lino Vargas Jorquera" (in Spanish). Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación de Chile. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Certificado de Matrimonio para Asignación Familiar — José Lino Vargas Jorquera" (in Spanish). Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación de Chile. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Saldías González, Washington (2 August 2007). "Alcaldes, regidores y concejales de la comuna de Pichilemu". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Calderón, Félix (15 November 2009). "La creación de la provincia Cardenal Caro contada por sus principales impulsores". El Expreso de la Costa (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). p. 6. 
  6. ^ Saldías González, Washington (3 November 2010). "El Club Aéreo de Pichilemu, CAP, cumplió 46 años pese a los vaivenes". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Saldías González, Washington (23 January 2010). "José Vargas Badilla, escritor y poeta –ya nonagenario- se fue a escribir versos junto a amigos y contertulios". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Saldías González, Washington (10 September 2011). "Oficialmente inauguradas obras en aeródromo del balneario pichilemino". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Barriga Kreft, Sergio. "De los Boeing 707 a los Boeing 727". Pilotos Retirados LAN. Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Eduardo Parraguez Galarce
Mayor of Pichilemu
1979–1981
Succeeded by
Julio Waidele Wolff