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Davila, Carlos Guillermo

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Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Chilean
Categories: Diplomat, Editors, Politician

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1887 - Born in Los Ángeles, Chile on the 15th of September to Luis Dávila and Emilia Espinoza.

 

1907 - Graduated from the University of Santiago, Chile.

 

1911 - Entered Law School at the University of Chile.

 

1914 - He dropped out in school to work for newspaper "El Mercurio", of Santiago.

 

1917-1927 - Established and directed "La Nación" of the same city.

 

1932 - He founded the Chilean magazine, "Hoy".

 

1927-1931 - Served as Chilean Ambassador to the United States.

 

1929 - Received an honorary LL.D. from Columbia University.

 

       - Another honorary LL.D. from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.

 

1932 - He was a member of the Government Junta and for several months provisional President of Chile.

 

1933 - He was the visiting Professor of International Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

 

1940 - Chilean Representative to the Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee.

 

      - Became the author of the "Dávila plan", which created the Inter-American Development Commission.

 

1941 - Received the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University.

 

1943-1946 - He served on the Council of UNRRA.

 

1946 - Served as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

 

1949 - He authored and published the "We of the Americas".

 

1954-1955 - Served as secretary-general of Organization of American States (OAS).

 

1955 - He died on 19th of October while serving as Secretary General of the OAS.

 

 

 


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