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Ioannis PESMAZOGLOU, Greek Member of the European Parliament. Grand Commander of Merit (German), 1959; Grand Commander, Royal Order of George I, 1961; Commander of the Pheonix; Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur (French), 1961; Grand Commander of the Yugoslav Standard with Gold Star, 1963; Honorary Member, St. John’s College, Cambridge, 1988; Full Member, Academy of Athens, 1992.


PESMAZOGLOU, Ioannis was born on March 1, 1918 in Chios, Greece.


Athens University, Law and Political and Economic Sciences, 1940, Doctor in Political and Economic Sciences, 1945. St. John’s, Cambridge University, England. 1945-1949; spoken languages: Greek, English, French.


Member, Greek parliament for Athens. 1974-1981, 1985-1989. Minister of Finance, 1974.

President, Greek Democratic Socialist Party, 1979-1984. Member of the European Parliament, 1981-1984, 1989-: Member. Political Affairs Committee, since 1989.

Substitute, International Affairs Committee. Member, USA Delegation, since 1989. Professor, Athens University, 1950-1970.

Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece, 196067.


  • The Greek Economy Since 1967, 1972. The Relationship Between Development, Investment and Savings, 1972. Agonistika, 1974.

    Greece’s Proposed Accession to the European Economic Community, article, 1976. Une Etape Essentielle, L’Europe, 1979. Greece and the European Community, 1980.


Greek Orthodox.


  • Other Interests

    General government, European affairs, economic and foreign policy.


Spouse Miranda Pesmazoglou (née Economou), 1945. Children: Stephanos, Vassilis.