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GARCIA-REYES, Antonio, Chilian lawyer, born in Santiago, Chili, in 1817: died in Lima, Peru, 16 October, 1855. He studied law in the College of his native City, and on his graduation entered the employ of the government. He was appointed professor of philosophy and literature in the National institute in 1837, and founded in 1838 " El Agricultor," in 1841 the "Gaceta de los Tribunales," and in 1842 the first literary paper published in Chili, "El Semanario," of which he remained a contributor for many years. He had been admitted to the bar in 1840, and in 1843 he was a member of the commission to form the military code. In 1847 he was elected deputy to the National congress, where he became noted for his eloquence, and was appointed secretary of the treasury. He was a member of the commission to revise the civil code, and to edit the criminal code in 1852, and in 1855 was appointed minister to France, England, Rome, and the United States, but declined on account of failing health.
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