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Anibal Zanartu Zanartu was a Chilean political figure. He served several times as minister and as Vice President in 1901.
He was born in Concepcion, the son of Miguel Jose de Zanartu Santa Maria and of Juana de Mata Zanartu. After completing his studies in his native city, he graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile on July 19, 1870. Zanartu married Amelia Iniguez Vicuna and they had six children. He owned a carbon mine in the Dichato beach, near Tome. Anibal Zanartu was of Basque descent.
In 1888 Zanartu was elected a Senator for Concepcion, and was reelected in 1894. On June 3, 1892, was elected vice-president of the Senate. President Federico Errazuriz Echaurren named him Minister of the Interior in 1896 and again in 1901. After the death of President Errazuriz Echaurren the same year, he assumed as Vice President of Chile from July 12th until September 18th, when the elected successor, German Riesco, took over. In the same election, Zanartu was elected as a Senator for Nuble. He died soon after, in his home in Tome, at the age of 55.
Official biographical sketch
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