Vicepresident and director of the Sociedad de Fomento Fabril. Member of the Central Meteorological Commission, 1885. Minister of War and Marine, 1889, 1895.
Cofounder and first president of the Instituto de Ingenieros. Honorary member of the Scientific Congress of Montevideo, 1901. Member of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile.
Member of the Council of Public Instruction. Of the Board of Directors of the Congress of Education, 1902. Director of the “Abraham Lincoln” Night School for Workers.
Honorary director of the Volunteer Fire Brigade. Director of the “Manuel Arriarán” Children’s Hospital since 1916. President of the Welfare Association (Junta de Beneficencia) of Santiago, 1921.
President of the Superior Council of Public Welfare of Chile. President of numerous congresses on child and social welfare. Adviser of the Consultative Commission on Child Welfare of the League of Nations.
Co-founder of the National Child Welfare Society and for 25 years president of the same. Deputy for 21 years; senator for 12 years. At various times president of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Senate.
Member of various parliamentary committees. President of the Liberal Party.