Educated Colegio de la Inmaculada, Colegio de Guadalupe. Doctor of Letters, University de San Marcos, 1915, Bachelor of Laws, 1922. Students’ hymn, 1912.
Also many awards for his literary works.
Recognized as the “Poet of Youth,” 1908. President of the Peruvian delegation to the Students’ Congress of Buenos Aires, 1910. A leader of Peruvian liberalism.
Professor in the University of San Marcos since 1915. Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of id., 1928-1930, re-elected, 1931. Chief editor and founder of La Crónica de Lima, 1912-1915.
Chief editor of the review Variedades, 1912-1915. Director and founder of the weekly review Justicia, Tacna, 1926. Co-director of the daily El Perú, 1930-1931.
Literary contributor to La Prensa of Buenos Aires since 1924. Attorney of the Public Welfare Society of Lima. Consul general of Perú in Barcelona and delegate of the University of San Marcos to the universities of Spain, 1918-1919.
Mayor of Tarma, 1921. Assessor of the Legal Commission for the Arica plebiscite, 1926. Member of the Council of Government and Minister of Justice and Education, March to August 1931.
Minister of Foreign Affairs ad interim, July to August 1931. Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Council of Government, August to December 1931.
Member Colegio de Abogados, Ateneo de Lima (vicc-president), Society Geográfica, Club de la Unión, Club José Gálvez (honorary president), Institute Histórico del Perú, Academy Peruana, Academy de Letras y Artes (Havana), Club Nacional. Member Academy Española, Academy de la Historia (Madrid, Buenos Aires), Ateneo Hispano-Americano (Buenos Aires, Havana), Institute Histórico y Geográfico (Uruguay). Member Rotary, P.E.N. Club, Institute Bolivariano (all of Bogotá), Casino Español (Lima), P.E.N. Club (Mexico).