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Elias Fernandez

Elias Fernandez y Albano was a Chilean politician, who was acting president of Chile from August 6, 1910 until his death.

He was born in Santiago de Chile, the son of Juan de Dios Fernandez y Gana and Maria del Pilar Albano Martinez de Vergara. He studied at the Instituto Nacional and later graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile. He was accepted to the bar on May 18, 1869. On August 16, 1871, he married Mercedes Baranao Ochagavia.

He was elected Deputy for Lontue in 1885 and reelected in 1891. In 1894 he was elected for the Talca, Curepto and Lontue district. Fernandez was twice Minister of Industry and Public Works under President Jorge Montt (1894-1896); Minister of War and Navy (1896-97), Finance (1897) and Interior (1899-1900) under Federico Errazuriz Echaurren, and again minister of Interior under German Riesco (1902-1903).

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