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Stefanos Dragoumis

Stefanos Dragoumis.

Stefanos Dragoumis (Greek: Στέφανος Δραγούμης; 1842, Athens – September 17, 1923, Athens) was a judge, writer and Prime Minister of Greece from January to October 1910. He was the father of Ion Dragoumis.

Early years

His grandfather, Markos Dragoumis (1770–1854) from Vogatsiko in the present Kastoria regional unit, had been a member of the 1814–1821 revolutionary Filiki Eteria. Born in Athens in 1842, Dragoumis studied law and was a judge.

Political career

He became Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice and was very active politically. He was later elected a member of Parliament and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice and Minister of the Interior.He was also active in the Macedonian Struggle. The organization Macedonian Committee was formed in 1904 by Stephanos Dragoumis in Athens.

1909 reform government

Following the King George invited Venizelos to form a government and Dragoumis resigned.

Later career

During the Balkan Wars, he served as Governor-General of Crete, and later (June 1913) of Macedonia. During the National Schism, he sided with the anti-Venizelist, royalist faction. He was elected to Parliament in the December 1915 elections, which the Venizelists boycotted, and served as Finance Minister in the Alexandros Zaimis and Stephanos Skouloudis cabinets. Dragoumis was dismissed from his seat in 1917, when Venizelos re-instated the May 1915 Parliament ("Lazarus Parliament"), but was re-elected as an MP in the November 1920 elections.

References

  1. ^ VenizelosNational Research Foundation
Political offices
Preceded by
Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis
Prime Minister of Greece
31 January 1910–18 October 1910
Succeeded by
Eleftherios Venizelos
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