Leonor Oyarzún

Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic (born 10 March 1919) is a former First Lady of Chile and the widow of former President Patricio Aylwin. She turned 100 in March 2019.[1]

Leonor Oyarzún
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Leonor Oyarzún in 1992
First Lady of Chile
In role
11 March 1990 – 11 March 1994
PresidentPatricio Aylwin
Preceded byLucía Hiriart
Succeeded byMarta Larraechea
Personal details
Born
Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic

(1919-03-10) 10 March 1919 (age 101)
Temuco, Chile
NationalityChilean
Political partyChristian Democratic Party
Spouse(s)
(
m. 1948; died 2016)
Children
  • Isabel
  • Miguel
  • José Antonio
  • Juan Francisco
  • Mariana

She was born in 1919 in Temuco, the daughter of Manuel Oyarzún Lorca and Ana Ivanović Roccatagliata. She married Aylwin on 29 September 1948 and they have five children: Isabel, Miguel, José Antonio, Juan Francisco and Mariana. Mariana was the Education Minister of Ricardo Lagos' government. Leonor Oyarzún also has 14 grandchildren (among them, telenovela actress Paz Bascuñán).[2]

As the First Lady, in 1990 Oyarzún transformed Fundación Nacional de Ayuda a la Comunidad (FUNACO) into Integra, which helps children in extreme poverty. The next year inaugurated the Programa de Promoción de la Mujer (PRODEMU).[3] Her sister Mercedes was married to politician Hugo Trivelli; they have a son, Marcelo Trivelli Oyarzún.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pérez Vallejos, Ricardo (10 March 2019). "DC celebra los 100 años de la viuda de Patricio Aylwin". La Nación. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Nace "Leonor", la hija de Paz Bascuñán". LaSegunda.com. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  3. ^ Acción de las Primeras Damas
  4. ^ Correa, Raquel (24 February 2002). "Marcelo Trivelli. Más que un intendente: ¿Sombra para Lavín?" [Marcelo Trivelli. More than a mayor: shadow for Lavín?]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2016.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lucía Hiriart
First Lady of Chile
1990–1994
Succeeded by
Marta Larraechea