Entrepreneur and politician who served as Chile's Minister of Finance. He later served as senator for the Arica and Parinacota and Tarapacá regions from 2001 to 2009.
He studied engineering and was born in Talca, Chile.
He was jailed for three years after the military coup of Augusto Pinochet, after serving as Minister of Finance.
He was married with five children when he was jailed after the coup in 1973.
He was imprisoned for three years when Augusto Pinochet took control of the government in 1973.