Joaquín Figueroa

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Joaquín Figueroa
Born (1863-10-13)October 13, 1863
Santiago, Chile
Died May 30, 1929(1929-05-30) (aged 65)
Santiago, Chile

Joaquín Figueroa Larraín (1863 - May 30, 1929) was a Chilean politician, and brother of President Emiliano Figueroa.


Figueroa was born in Santiago, the son of Francisco de Paula Figueroa Araoz and of Rosalía Larraín Echeverría. He studied at the San Ignacio School and then went on to study law at the University of Chile, graduating on January 13, 1886. He married Elena Amunátegui Valdés but they had no children.

Figueroa decided to embark on a political career and joined the Independent Liberal Party. On October 25, 1907, President Pedro Montt appointed Figueroa as Minister of Industry and Public Works, a position which he kept until August 29, 1908. President Montt also appointed him as Minister of Finance between June 15 and September 15, 1909. Then, in a 1908 by-election, he was elected Senator for Valparaíso, Chile and then reelected in 1912. President Ramón Barros Luco appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cult and Colonization from May 29 to August 8, 1912.

Joaquín Figueroa was a Director of the National Children's Fund (Patronato Nacional de la Infancia); Vice Presidente of the Santiago Charity Council (Junta de Beneficencia de Santiago); director of the San Luis Hospital and in 1911, one of the founders of the National Historic Museum of Chile and later one of its directors. He died in Santiago, in 1929, at the age of 66.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gonzalo Urrejola
Minister of Industry and Public Works
Succeeded by
Guillermo Echavarría
Preceded by
Luis Devoto
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Manuel Salinas
Preceded by
Renato Sánchez
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Cult and Colonization

Succeeded by
Antonio Huneeus