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Adolfo Holley

Adolfo Holley Urzua was a Chilean general who served in the War of the Pacific and in the Chilean Civil War and held posts in the resulting government.

On 27 May 1891, Holley was named Minister of War and Navy by the Revolutionary Junta loyal to Congress established in Iquique. He defended the post, defeating the presidential government's forces loyal to Jose Manuel Balmaceda. Meanwhile, Jorge Montt, a Congressional supporter, took over control of the Santiago Government Junta in September 20. Holley left the government upon Montt's assumption of the constitutional office of President and the start of the new government on 26 December 1891, ending the transitional wartime regime in which he had served.

Holley served as the Senior General and Inspector General of the Army, the commander-in-chief, from 1894-1900. Adolfo Holley died in Tacna on 11 November 1914.

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