Anselmo de la Cruz

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Anselmo de la Cruz y Bahamonde (April 19, 1764 – July 23, 1833) was a Chilean political figure. He served several times as minister, and participated actively in the war of independence in that country.

De la Cruz was born in Talca. The son of a royalist family, he was an active participant in the Chilean War of Independence, specially during the period of the first Government Juntas, of which he held different ministerial appointments. During the administration of Bernardo O'Higgins he was Minister of Finance twice, first in 1818 and then again in 1818–1820. He died in Santiago.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hipólito de Villegas
Minister of Finance
1818
Succeeded by
José Miguel Infante
Preceded by
José Miguel Infante
Minister of Finance
1818-1820
Succeeded by
José Antonio Rodríguez