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Antonio Varas
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Born (1817-06-13)June 13, 1817
Cauquenes, Chile
Died June 5, 1886(1886-06-05) (aged 68)
Santiago, Chile

Antonio Varas de la Barra (June 13, 1817 - June 5, 1886) was a Chilean political figure, statesman and politician. He began his political career as a Conservative, but was later a member of the National Party, of which he was one of the founders in 1857. He served several times as minister.

Antonio Varas was born in Cauquenes, the son of Miguel Varas Vallejo and of Agustina de la Barra Alarcón. Because his father was a royalist supporter, after independence all the family properties were confiscated, leaving them in the most complete destitution. Thanks to his brother José Miguel, he was able to complete his studies at the Instituto Nacional, where he met and befriended Manuel Montt and Buonaventura Cousiño, both of whom were his teachers. In time he became, first, philosophy teacher, later vice-principal and finally principal of that institute. During his tenure, he substantially improved the quality of education offered at that, the principal school in the country.

He started his political career when elected deputy for Chillán in 1842. He was later elected deputy for Cauquenes in 1846, and for Curicó in 1852. Varas was named Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs by President Manuel Bulnes, a position he retained under President Manuel Montt. During that administration, he was also Minister of Justice, Cult and Public Instruction, Minister of the Treasury and Minister of War and Navy. In 1858 was elected deputy for Talca and later for Cauquenes again. In 1864 was elected deputy for Santiago, in 1867 for Elqui and in 1873 for Talca. In 1876 was elected senator for Talca, in 1879 for Coquimbo and reelected for the same in 1882, position he held until his death. He was elected President of the Senate of Chile in 1882. Varas died in Santiago, at the age of 69. The city of Puerto Varas is named after him.

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Media related to Antonio Varas at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
José Joaquín Pérez
Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs
1850-1856
Succeeded by
Francisco Javier Ovalle
Preceded by
Jerónimo Urmeneta
Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs
1860-1861
Succeeded by
Manuel Alcalde
Preceded by
Belisario Prats
Minister of the Interior
1879
Succeeded by
Domingo Santa María
Preceded by
Alvaro Covarrubias
President of the Senate of Chile
1882-1888
Succeeded by
Domingo Santa María

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Radio Bío-Bío
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:45 -0700

Con alta presencia de usuarios se inauguró este martes el Centro de Salud Familiar provisorio de la población Antonio Varas en Puerto Montt. El nuevo recinto cuenta con instalaciones más amplias que el antiguo centro. Mientras se construye el ...
 
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Las funciones de la Noche de los Teatros, a un costo de sólo dos milpesos, se llevaron a cabo en sala Antonio Varas (Teatro Nacional Chileno), teatro El Árbol, sala La Comedia, Espacio CEAT, teatro Facetas, teatro Finis Terrae, Centro GAM, Lastarria 90 ...

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:28:49 -0700

El plazo coincide con la cita de la comisión política ampliada que RN sostendrá en la sede de calle Antonio Varas, convocada justamente para definir una postura frente a la reforma del gobierno. “Entiendo que el proyecto va a pasar a la sala del Senado ...

LaTercera (Registro)

LaTercera (Registro)
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Los teatros que mañana ofrecerán su programa a precio rebajado son la sala Antonio Varas (Teatro Nacional Chileno), teatro El Árbol, sala La Comedia, Espacio CEAT, teatro Facetas, teatro Finis Terrae, Centro GAM, Lastarria 90 Duoc UC, Matucana 100, ...
 
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:48:45 -0700

Radio Bío-Bío

Radio Bío-Bío
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Por Segundo año se realizará la iniciativa que busca difundir el teatro con una entrada rebajada, en la que participan 16 salas, que incluyen La Comedia, GAM, Matucana 100, Sidarte, Teatro UC, Teatro del Puente, Antonio Varas y La Memoria, entre otros.

Diario Paillaco

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:04:36 -0700

La iniciativa de Gobierno que busca promover la Educación Cívica entre los estudiantes de la Provincia y región, se llevó a cabo, en esta oportunidad, en el gimnasio del Liceo Antonio Varas de Lago Ranco. La jornada favoreció a niños y niñas de ...
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