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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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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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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:52:30 -0800

Los corderos (Argentina - teatro). A las 19:00 en la Sala Antonio Varas. Morandé 25, Santiago. La cautiva (Perú - teatro). A las 19:30 en Teatro UC Sala 2. Jorge Washington 26, Ñuñoa. Acapela (Chile - danza). A las 20:00 en la NAVE. Libertad 410, Santiago.
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