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Carlos Davila

Carlos Gregorio Davila Espinoza , was a Chilean political figure, Chairman of Government Junta of Chile in 1932, and Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1954 until his death in 1955.

Davila was born in Los Angeles, Chile to Luis Davila and Emilia Espinoza. He graduated from the University of Santiago, Chile (then called School of Arts and Crafts) in 1907. In 1911, he entered Law School at the University of Chile, but dropped out three years later to work for newspaper El Mercurio, of Santiago. He left that paper in 1917 to establish La Nacion of the same city, which he directed until 1927. In 1932, he founded the Chilean magazine, Hoy.

From 1927 to 1931, Davila served as Chilean Ambassador to the United States. In 1929, he received an honorary LL.D. from Columbia University, and another the same year from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.

Related websites

OAS Children's site


Progressive Socialism in Chile - Time Magazine (1932)

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