Leonor Oyarzún

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Leonor Oyarzún
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Leonor Oyarzún in 1992
First Lady of Chile
In role
11 March 1990 – 11 March 1994
President Patricio Aylwin
Preceded by Lucía Hiriart
Succeeded by Marta Larraechea
Personal details
Born Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic
(1919-03-10) 10 March 1919 (age 98)
Temuco, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Christian Democratic Party
Spouse(s)
Patricio Aylwin (m. 1948–his death 2016)
Children
  • Isabel
  • Miguel
  • José Antonio
  • Juan Francisco
  • Mariana

Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic (born 10 March 1919) is a former First Lady of Chile and the widow of former President Patricio Aylwin.

She was born in 1919 in Temuco, the daughter of Manuel Oyarzún Lorca and Ana Ivanovic Roccatagliata. She married Aylwin on 29 September 1948 and they have five children: Isabel, Miguel, José Antonio, Juan Francisco and Mariana, who was the Education Minister of Ricardo Lagos' government, and 14 grandchildren (among them, telenovela actress Paz Bascuñán).[1]

As the First Lady, in 1990 Oyarzún transformed the Fundación Nacional de Ayuda a la Comunidad (FUNACO) into Integra, an institution which helps children in extreme poverty. The next year inaugurated the Programa de Promoción de la Mujer (PRODEMU).[2] Her sister Mercedes was married with the politician Hugo Trivelli, both parents of Marcelo Trivelli.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nace "Leonor", la hija de Paz Bascuñán, La Segunda
  2. ^ Acción de las Primeras Damas
  3. ^ Correa, Raquel (24 February 2002). "Marcelo Trivelli. Más que un intendente: ¿Sombra para Lavín?" [Marcelo Trivelli. More than a mayor: shadow for Lavín?]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2016.