Enrique Cood Ross was a Chilean political figure, who served as minister and diplomat.
He was born in Valparaiso, the son of Enrique Cood and of Isabel Ross. After completing his studies in his native city at the school of Guillermo Wolkins, he continued his education in England and Belgium. Cood returned to Chile in 1851 and graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile on January 20, 1857; where he also taught Civil Law. He became a member of the school of Humanities of the same university in 1857 and of the School of Law and Political Science in 1862. Cood married Maria Ugarte Ramirez on April 3, 1857 and after her death he married for a second time with Enriqueta Lecaros Alcalde.
Cood started his political career in 1864 when he was elected as a deputy for "Laja" (1864-1867, being reelected for "Chillan" (1867-1870), "Melipilla" (1870-1873); "Vichuquen" (1873-1876), and "Melipilla" (1876-1879). He also worked as a private lawyer. On 1875 President Federico Errazuriz Zanartu named him junior Minister of Foreign Affairs and promoted him to the top job at the ministry on April 5, 1875.
Official biographical sketch
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