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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 conservative politician. 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 Ventura 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.

External links[edit]

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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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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:53:25 -0700

Durante cinco días, desde el jueves 25 de septiembre hasta el lunes 30 del mismo mes, el Centro de Salud Familiar Antonio Varas ubicado en calle Dalcahue de Puerto Montt, tendrá cerradas sus puertas debido al traslado que harán hasta las ...

Radio Bío-Bío

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 ...

Radio Bío-Bío

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:41:31 -0700

Al respecto el director de Salud Municipal, Rodrigo Alarcón, pidió comprensión de los usuarios durante estos días donde no funcionará el Cesfam ni el SAPU de Antonio Varas, indicando que se reforzarán los centros médicos de Carmela Carvajal, Angelmó ...
 
PULSO
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:27:35 -0700

Asimismo, el timonel de la tienda de Antonio Varas sostuvo que el proyecto está hecho “muy a la medida de la izquierda” y por ello las dificultades para lograr un apoyo transversal. Lo cierto, es que el senador que forma parte de la comisión de ...

Radio Bío-Bío

Radio Bío-Bío
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Los funcionarios policiales se mantuvieron vigilantes por calle Antonio Varas y sorprendieron a los dos individuos en el momento que se acercaban a un local comercial para realizar la venta de las especies. La información la dio a conocer a Radio Bío ...
 
Terra Chile
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Subvencionados, Confepa, se reúne con la Directiva Nacional RN, para manifestar su preocupación por cierre de colegios particulares subvencionados. Sede de Renovación Nacional. Av. Antonio Varas 454, Providencia. SANTIAGO. 11:00 Hrs.: Diputada ...

Diario Paillaco

Diario Paillaco
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:35 -0700

Por su parte, en la categoría enseñanza media, el primer lugar lo obtuvo el Liceo Antonio Varas de Lago Ranco; segundo lugar, Liceo Industrial Ricardo Fenner de La Unión y tercer lugar, Colegio Teniente Hernán Merino Correa de Valdivia. “Estamos muy ...

Diario Austral de Osorno

Diario Austral de Osorno
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:56:51 -0700

La actividad se iniciará en calle Santa María con Antonio Varas, donde habrá una meta gigante inflable. Además, para los participantes (donde, según los organizadores, ya habrían más de 200, de todas las edades) habrán poleras flúor y medallas, clases ...
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