Rafael Tarud: Chilean politician (1918 - 2009) | Biography
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Rafael Tarud
Chilean politician

Rafael Tarud

Rafael Tarud
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Intro Chilean politician
Was Diplomat Politician Lawyer
From Chile
Field Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1918, Talca, Talca Province, Maule Region, Chile
Death 2 May 2009, Santiago, Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile (aged 91 years)
Politics Party for Democracy
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Rafael Tarud Siwady (April 30, 1918 – May 2, 2009) was a prominent politician of Chile, Minister of Economy and Commerce (1953), Minister of Mining, Minister of Foreign Affairs (A.I.) and Senator for two terms (1957–1973). He was also a Presidential pre-candidate before he desisted in favour of Salvador Allende in 1970.

Born in Talca, Rafael Tarud Siwady entered University (Universidad de Chile) at the age of 15 where he studied Law. Shortly later he wedded Hélène Daccarett Mobarec, deceased in 1995, with whom he had 5 children among which is the current Member of Parliament and prominent politician Jorge Tarud, head of the Foreign Affairs and Defence committees.

He was appointed Minister at the age of 35 by President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1952–1958), where he held the position of Minister of Economy and Commerce, as well as the interim positions of Minister of Mining and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He later became a Senator for the region of Talca for two terms. He was also a Presidencial pre-candidate in 1970 and later desisted in favour of Salvador Allende becoming his chief of campaign.

During the presidency of Salvador Allende (1970–1973) he was also the President of the Independent Popular Action (Acción Popular Independiente, API) a party that he created in 1968 and was part of the Unidad Popular coalition. After the military coup that took power in 1973, Rafael Tarud lived in exile in Switzerland and Spain until he was permitted to return to Chile in 1983.

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