| Alberto Edwards|
| 25 November 1874
Valparaiso, Chile (1874-11-25) |
Politician, lawyer and historian
April 3, 1932, Santiago, Chile
Alberto Edwards Wikipedia
Luis Alberto Edwards Vives (1874 in Valparaíso – 1932 in Santiago) was a Chilean historian, nationalist politician and lawyer. He was a member of the influential Edwards family.
His famous work was La fronda aristocrática en Chile (1928), in which analyses the history of Chile in the 19th century, as a conflict between the authoritarian state and the aristocracy.
He was member of the Montt-Varist Party, and was deputy from 1909 to 1912 representing Valparaíso and Casablanca. In 1915 he founded Nationalist Party along with Francisco Antonio Encina and Guillermo Subercaseaux.
Edwards served as a Minister of Finances in the government of Emiliano Figueroa Larraín, from November 1926 to February 1927. In the government of Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, he headed several Ministers: Education, from October 1930 to April 1931; External Relations, in July 1931; and Justice, in late 1931.