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He was born on July 18th, 1900, in Santiago, and his first studies were coursed at home, later he entered the Luis Campino Institute and finished his schooling at the San Ignacio school.

In 1918, he entered the Instituto Pedagogico, becoming a History and Geography teacher (1923).

Early on, he worked as a professor at the Universidad de Chile, soon becoming head of the History and Geography Institute. At said place, he tried to propel an important program of reforms concerning college studies.

In 1931, he was designated secretary general of the university, founding the University Press (Imprenta Universitaria) (which later became a publishing house with the same name) and the department of Bienestar (social security).

In 1947 he was designated as dean of the faculty of Education and Literature.

He was minister of Education during the second government of Carlos Ibañez del Campo (1952-1958), but he resigned from the postion soon after in order to apply to the chancellor’s chair of the “Casa de Bello” (The House Bello Built). He was elected by a landslide in 1953 and reelected in 1958.

During his 10 years in the position important research centers were created and the growth of the Universidad de Chile towards other provinces began: Arica, Antofagasta, La Serena, Talca, Temuco and Osorno.

When he finished his work as chancellor, Gomez Millas became minister of Education for the government of Eduardo Frei Montalva.

He passed away in Maitencillo on March 16th, 1987.

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