Manuel Trucco Edit Profile
Educated Institute Nacional, Santiago. Civil Engineer, University de Chile. 1899; on University de Chile fellowship.
Ecolc des Fonts et Chaussées, Paris, 1902-1904.
Professor, public man. Professor, schools of engineering and architecture, University de Chile, 1901-1919, dean of math, faculty for 8 years. Engineer, bureau of public works.
Engineer in charge of new railway.construction. Delegate, 1st South American railway congress, Buenos Aires, 1910. Director general of state railways, 1918. On tech, mission to the United States, 1922. National senator, 1926. Vice-president, later president, Partido Radical. President, 3d South American railway congress, Santiago, 1929- minister of interior. Acting President of Chile. 1931; ambassador to the United States, 1933-1938.
Member Chilean Institute of Engineering (one of founders).
Married Laura Gaete, of Santiago, 1902 (died 1934). Children: Marta, Graciela, Rebeca, Manuel.
1901 - 1919