Salvador Allende

1908- 1973

President of Chile



Ralph Abernathy


Salvador Allende was was born on June 26 1908 in Santiago Chile. He received a medical degree from the University of Chile. He served in the Chilean Senate from 1945 to 1970 and made three unsuccessful bids for the presidency, before finally winning the position in 1970. Allende attempted to implement large scale social reforms, as well as the nationalization of many Chilean industries. Allende's opponents, supported by the CIA, overthrew him in 1973. Allende died during the coup.