Elías Fernández Albano

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Elías Fernández Albano
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Acting President of Chile
In office
August 16, 1910 – September 6, 1910
Vice President Emiliano Figueroa
Preceded by Pedro Montt
Succeeded by Emiliano Figueroa
Personal details
Born 1845
Santiago, Chile
Died September 6, 1910(1910-09-06)
Santiago, Chile
Spouse(s) Mercedes Barañao

Elías Fernández Albano (1845 - September 6, 1910) was a Chilean politician, who was acting president of Chile from August 6, 1910 until his death.[1]


He was born in Santiago de Chile, the son of Juan de Dios Fernández Gana and María del Pilar Albano Vergara. He studied at the Instituto Nacional and later graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile. He was accepted to the bar on May 18, 1869. On August 16, 1871, he married Mercedes Barañao Ochagavía.[2]

He was elected Deputy for Lontué in 1885 and reelected in 1891. In 1894 he was elected for the Talca, Curepto and Lontué district. Fernández was twice Minister of Industry and Public Works under President Jorge Montt (1894-1896); Minister of War and Navy (1896–97), Finance (1897) and Interior (1899-1900) under Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, and again minister of Interior under Germán Riesco (1902-1903).[3]

In 1910, President Pedro Montt, seriously ill, took a leave of absence and moved to Germany for treatment, which proved unsuccessful, and Fernández, as Minister of the Interior, served during Montt's absence and became acting President upon Montt's death on August 16, 1910. Fernández, however, caught a cold during Montt's funeral, which soon turned into pulmonary, causing him to die of heart failure in Santiago de Chile on September 6, 1910, after only three weeks in office.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Manuel Antonio Prieto
Minister of Industry and Public Works
1894-1895
Succeeded by
Juan Miguel Dávila
Preceded by
Juan Miguel Dávila
Minister of Industry and Public Works
1895-1896
Succeeded by
Francisco Baeza
Preceded by
Manuel Bulnes Pinto
Minister of War and Navy
1896-1897
Succeeded by
Benjamín Vergara
Preceded by
Rafael Sotomayor Gaete
Minister of the Interior
1899-1900
Succeeded by
Mariano Sánchez Fontecilla
Preceded by
Ramón Barros Luco
Minister of the Interior
1902-1903
Succeeded by
Ramón Barros Luco
Preceded by
Agustín Edwards Mac Clure
Minister of the Interior
1910
Succeeded by
Emiliano Figueroa
Preceded by
Pedro Montt
Acting President of Chile
1910
Succeeded by
Emiliano Figueroa


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