Juan Pablo Bennett

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General Juan Pablo Bennett.

Division General Juan Pablo Bennett Argandoña (January 25, 1871 – August 12, 1951) was a Chilean military officer and member of the Government Junta that ruled Chile between 1924 and 1925.

Juan Pablo Bennett was born in La Serena, the son of Charles (Carlos) Bennett Stacey and Buenaventura Argandoña Barraza. In 1903, he married Carlota Agacio Batres, with whom he had five children: Antonio, Maria Luisa, Juan, Carlota and Jenny.

He had a brilliant career in the army. In 1909 he was sent as military attaché to the Chilean embassy in Berlin. In 1924, he was named Minister of War and Navy, by President Arturo Alessandri.

On September 11, 1924 he joined the conservative military coup that ousted president Arturo Alessandri. He served as member of a Government Junta that ruled the country until January 23, 1925, together with General Luis Altamirano and Vice-Admiral Francisco Nef. On February 6, 1925 he was retired from active duty. He died in Santiago in 1951.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gaspar Mora
Minister of War and Navy
1924
Succeeded by
Luis Gómez Carreño
Preceded by
None
Member of Government Junta
1924-1925
Succeeded by
None