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Konstantinos KARAMANLIS

President

Konstantinos KARAMANLIS, Greek President. Gold Medal (Onassis Foundation), 1981.

Background

KARAMANLIS, Konstantinos was born on March 8, 1907 in Prote.

Education

Athens University.

Career

Member of Parliament, 1935-1967, 1974-1980. Minister of Labour, 1946, Minister of Transport, 1947, Minister of Social Welfare, 1948-1950, Minister of National Defence, 1950-1952, Minister of Public Works, 1952-1954, Minister of Communications and Public Works, 1954-1955. Founder, National Radical Union.

Prime Minister, 1955-1958, 1958-1961, 1961-1963. Founder and leader. Nea Demokratia, 1974, Leader, 1974-1980. Prime Minister, 1974-1980.

President, 1980-1985, May since 1990. Lawyer, since 1932.

Connections

Spouse Amalia Kanelopoulos (divorced).