Governor of the Canal Zone, Eduardo Alvarez
At the tender age of 12, Eduardo was on the run. During the imperialist coup his grandfather, Admiral Gabriel Alvarez, had taken the family to the Galapagos along with other Republicano leadership. In the years that followed, Eduardo would help the government in exile with various tasks. As he grew older, his brilliance in arithmetic and mathematics lead him to jobs managing the always stretched supplies and logistics of the so called Free Chilean Navy.
When the Republicano's returned to power, Eduardo continued this line of work in the ministry of the navy. Although he never took command in a military position like his father and grandfather had, many say that he is younger version of them - traditional, reserved, and always focused on efficiency. His strong feelings for the republic, perhaps caused by his early memories of exile during the imperial era, lead to his loyalty to democracy against the great amount of coups that occurred during his service.
- Appointed Admiral of the Navy for a mostly unbroken period of time, although many claimed secretly that this was more due to the lack of power in the Navy than anything else (its weakness caused the job to be less political than the often replaced generalships)
1896: Worked fairly unhampered during the Constitutional Crisis over army appointments, as both the Chief of Staff and President assigned him to his post.
1898: Aided in the flight of the Chilean Government to the Canal Zone during the Dual Coup.
1899: Appointed as Commissioner to the Navy for the Chilean Free State, a leading voice in the triumvirate of the Provisional Government.
- Continued to serve in this position as the Free State was driven out of the Canal Zone into (formerly French) Martinique.
1911: Returned with a greatly reduced (although technologically advanced) navy to aid in a general rebellion in the Chilean Mainland.
- Reassigned as admiral after the overthrow of the Nationalist dictatorship.
1916: Retired from his military office and died from complications in surgery.