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Ismael Tocornal

Ismael Tocornal Tocornal, GCMG was a Chilean politician and diplomat, and the first Governor of the Central Bank of Chile.

He was born in Santiago, the son of Manuel Antonio Tocornal y Grez and of Mercedes Ignacia Tocornal Velasco. He completed his studies in the Colegio San Ignacio and at the Instituto Nacional. Trucco then attended the Universidad de Chile, where he graduated as a lawyer on June 20, 1873. Early in his life he dedicated most of his time to his Hacienda San Jose in Puente Alto. Ismael Tocornal married Leonor Cazotte Alcalde, and together they had one son. After the death of his first wife, he married a second time with Josefina Matte Perez, but they had no children.

Tocornal joined the Radical Party and he was elected supplementary deputy for "La Victoria" (1879-1882), and reelected, this time as proprietary deputy for the same area (1882-1885). In 1891 was elected deputy for "Melipilla and La Victoria" (1891-1894) and in 1897 deputy for "Cauquenes and Constitucion" (1897-1900). He was elected President of the Chamber of deputies on June 9, 1897, position he held until July 2, 1898.

Related websites

Official biography

Official site of Banco Central de Chile

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