Alessandri Palma, Arturo

Alessandri Palma, Arturo

 

Born Dec. 20, 1868; died Aug. 24, 1950. Chilean governmental figure; a lawyer by education.

Alessandri Palma was a deputy to the National Congress from 1897 to 1915, minister of industry and public works in 1908, minister of finance in 1913, senator from 1915 to 1931, minister of internal affairs in 1918, president of Chile from 1920 to 1925 and from 1932 to 1938. He contributed to the strengthening of the position of foreign capital in Chile and, in his domestic policy in 1932–38, conducted an offensive against the working class. He was president of the senate from 1944 to 1950.