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Carlos Frodden

Carlos Frodden Lorenzen was a Chilean Navy officer and politician.

He was born in Coronel, the son of Federico Frodden and Carolina Lorenzen. He studied at the Liceo in Lebu and at the Naval Academy where he graduated in 1906 earning the silver medal, second highest award. In 1906 he was commissioned Midshipman Second Class and made a trip around the world. Between 1909 and 1911 he was in the Patagonian Channels, doing survey work. He married Margarita Taborga.

In 1927, due to his friendship with General Carlos Ibanez del Campo and his masonic connections (his brother Orestes Frodden was the Chief of the Chilean Masons), he was named Minister of Marine (Secretary of the Navy), causing the displeasure of many of his superiors. Ibanez, however, later appointed him Minister of the Interior and promoted him to Captain. When Ibanez left the Presidency he was retired from active duty in the Navy as a Captain.

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