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Former British Ambassador to Punta Arena Matheson Raymond dies at 98 - Mercopress in 2021

Former British Ambassador to Punta Arena Matheson Raymond dies at 98 – Mercopress in 2021

Former British Ambassador to Ponta Arena Matheson Raymond has died at the age of 98

Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 8:31 UTC

His first job was at the Anglo South American Bank, where he worked for 42 years. (LPA Image)

Roderick Guillermo Matheson Raymond, former British ambassador to the Punta Arena and former dean of the consulate in the Magallanes region, has died at the age of 98.

Matheson Raymond has been in the banking industry for decades and has always cared for the interests of the British and Falklands in the Punta Arena.

His first job was at Anglo South American Bank, where he worked for 42 years. In 1965, when the company became the Bank of London and South America, he was sent to the main house in London for a six-month training class.

Back in Chile, in December 1965, he became deputy manager of the bank’s headquarters in Santiago, and in May 1967 he was appointed regional manager at Punta Arena, where he held that position until 1981, when the bank began operating under the name Bank O. ‘Higgins.

According to an article published in La Brenza Astral in 1977, as chairman of Banquo O Higgins, he was instrumental in the organization and development of the Punta Arenas Free Trade Zone.

Maceson was president of the Industrial Corporation for the region, ambassador to Great Britain and the Netherlands, president of the golf club, president and treasurer of the English club, and director of the British Corporation Punta Arenas. British schools.

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Finally, for many years, he was the Rector of the Magellan Embassy and a member of the local branch of the Chilean Freemasons.

A widow, he has two children, the former mayor of Engineer James and Magallanes, Christian and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

His funeral will take place Saturday at 4 p.m.