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Agustin Edwards Mac Clure

Agustin Edwards McClure was a Chilean lawyer, diplomat and businessman, and founder of the Santiago edition of El Mercurio newspaper. Edwards served as President of the League of Nations from 1922-23.

Agustin Edwards was born in Santiago, the son of Agustin Edwards Ross and of Luisa McClure Ossandon. In 1900 he founded the Santiago edition of El Mercurio newspaper, using the same name of the newspaper he inherited from his father and that was published in Valparaiso. He also wrote and published some history books: My Native Land, published in English; El Alba and Cuatro Presidentes de Chile, that refer to the administrations of presidents Prieto, Bulnes, Montt and Perez.

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