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Joaquin Figueroa Larrain was a Chilean politician, and brother of President Emiliano Figueroa.
Figueroa was born in Santiago, the son of Francisco de Paula Figueroa Araoz and of Rosalia Larrain Echeverria. He studied at the San Ignacio School and then went on to study law at the Universidad de Chile, graduating on January 13, 1886. He married Elena Amunategui Valdes but they had no children.
Figueroa decided to embark on a political career and joined the Liberal Democratic Party, which supported a stronger executive. On October 25, 1907, President Pedro Montt appointed Figueroa as Minister of Industry and Public Works, a position which he kept until August 29, 1908. President Montt also appointed him as Minister of Finance between June 15 and September 15, 1909. Then, in a 1908 by-election, he was elected Senator for Valparaiso and then reelected in 1912. President Ramon Barros Luco appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cult and Colonization from May 29 to August 8, 1912.
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