Zorobabel Rodríguez (writer)

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Zorobabel Rodríguez
Alternate Deputy
In office
1870 to and to – 1873
Constituency Chillán, Chile
Alternate Deputy
In office
1873–1876
Constituency Chillán, Chile
Alternate Deputy
In office
1876–1879
Constituency Chillán, Chile
Alternate Deputy
In office
1879–1882
Constituency Santiago de Chile
Alternate Deputy
In office
1885–1888
Constituency Linares, Chile
Alternate Deputy
In office
1888–1891
Constituency Santiago de Chile
Personal details
Born October 4, 1849
 Chile, Quillota, Chile
Died September 29, 1901
 Chile Valparaiso, Chile
Citizenship Chile
Nationality Chilean
Occupation Writer

Zorobabel Rodríguez (1849–1901) was a Chilean lawyer, politician, writer and journalist. He was born in Quillota on October 4, 1849 and died in Valparaiso on September 29, 1901. He founded the El Independiente and La Union newspapers. He was the son of José Martín Rodríguez Osorio and Francisca Benavides Carrera.

Education and career[edit]

Rodríguez earned a law degree on October 1, 1884. That same year, and until 1887 he served as professor of Economics at the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile.

Politically he campaigned for the Conservative Party, functioning as alternate deputy for Chillán in three consecutive periods: from 1870 to 1873, 1873 to 1876 and 1876 to 1879. He was alternate deputy for Santiago twice from 1879 to 1882 and from 1888 to 1891. He was also alternate deputy for Linares, from 1885 to 1888.

In 1891 participated in the revolution against the Balmaceda government.[1]

He was also superintendent of customs at Valparaiso, from 1891 to 1901.[1]

Works[edit]

  • 1864 - La cueva del loco Eustaquio - The cave of the mad Eustatius.
  • 1875 - Diccionario de chilenismos - Dictionary of Chileanisms.
  • 1893 - Estudios económicos - Economic studies.
  • Francisco Bilbao: su vida y sus doctrinas - 'Francisco Bilbao: His life and doctrines.
  • Perfiles y reminiscencias - Profiles and Reminiscences.
  • Tratado de economía política - Treatise on political economy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zorobabel Rodríguez Benavides" (in Spanish). Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. Retrieved 12 March 2010.