Juan de la Cruz Donoso

Juan de la Cruz Donoso Cienfuegos (1805–1859) was a Chilean politician and journalist. He was born in Talca, in 1805. He died in the same city in 1859. He was the son of Don José Antonio Donoso and Arcaya and Maria Dolores Arteaga Cienfuegos. He was married to Rosa Fantóbal Donoso.

Juan de la Cruz Donoso
Member of Parliament, Republic of Chile
In office
1855–1861
Preceded byAntonio Varas de la Barra
Succeeded byJuan José Gandarillas Guzmán
ConstituencyCuricó, Santa Cruz and Vichuquén
Personal details
Born1805
Talca, Viceroyalty of Peru
Died1859
 Chile, Talca, Chile
CitizenshipChile
NationalityChilean
Political partyChilean Conservative Party
SpouseRosa Fantóbal Donoso
OccupationJournalist

Education and early career edit

He studied in parochial schools in Talca, then later dedicated himself to self-taught courses in journalism. He was one of the forerunners of journalism in his hometown, when he founded the newspaper "The Alpha" in 1844.

He later headed several other newspaperswhile maintaining control of the first talquino newspaper.

Political career edit

He joined the Conservative Party, for which he was elected deputy of Curicó and Santa Cruz in two consecutive periods (1855-1861), integrating in this period, the Standing Committee on Petitions Ratings.

When he died he had already made a great fortune, being the owner of farms such as "Chocoa" and "Huaipillo", on the latter of which he lived until his death.

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