José de Castro

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José de Castro
Minister for Instruction
In office
15 May 1915 – 17 May 1915
Prime Minister João Chagas
Preceded by Manuel Goulart de Medeiros
Succeeded by Sebastião de Magalhães Lima
63rd Prime Minister of Portugal
(9th of the Republic)
In office
17 May 1915 1 – 29 November 1915
President Manuel de Arriaga (17–25 May 1915)
Teófilo Braga (29 May – 5 August 1915)
Bernardino Machado (6 August – 29 November 1915)
Preceded by Joaquim Pimenta de Castro (last Prime Minister)
Constitutional Junta composed of:
José Norton de Matos
António Maria da Silva
José de Freitas Ribeiro
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso
Álvaro de Castro

João Chagas (did not take office)
Succeeded by Afonso Costa
Minister for Internal Affairs
In office
17 May 1915 1 – 19 June 1915
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by João Chagas (did not take office)
Pedro Gomes Teixeira (de facto)
Succeeded by José Augusto Ferreira da Silva
Minister for War
In office
17 May 1915 – 22 July 1915
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Basílio Teles (did not take office)
Joaquim Pimenta de Castro (de facto)
Succeeded by José Norton de Matos
Minister for the Navy
In office
17 May 1915 – 22 June 1915
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Francisco José Fernandes Costa
Succeeded by N/A
Minister for Instruction
(interim)
In office
14 June 1915 – 19 June 1915
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Sebastião de Magalhães Lima
Succeeded by João Lopes da Silva Martins Júnior
Personal details
Born (1868-04-07)7 April 1868
Valhelhas, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 31 July 1929(1929-07-31) (aged 61)
Lisbon, Portuguese Republic
Political party Portuguese Republican Party
(later Independent)
Spouse(s) Maria Benedita de Castro Pignatelli
Children Álvaro de Castro
Alma mater University of Coimbra
Occupation Lawyer,
journalist,
newspaper editor
1 From 17 to 29 May 1915 with interim status.

José Augusto Soares Ribeiro de Castro (Valhelhas, 7 April 1868 – 31 July 1929; Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ dɨ ˈkaʃtɾu], was a Portuguese lawyer, journalist and politician. He graduated in Law at the University of Coimbra, and was a lawyer in Lisbon and Guarda. A member of freemasonry, he was originally a monarchist and a member of the liberal Progressive Party, but he joined the Portuguese Republican Party, in 1881. He was the main redactor of the newspaper O Districto da Guarda, since its foundation in 1878, and the founder of the first republican newspaper of the province, O Povo Português, in 1882. During the Portuguese First Republic, he remained in the Republican Party. He was President of the Ministry (Prime Minister), after the failed attempt of general Joaquim Pimenta de Castro to rule without the parliament, and was in office, from 17 May to 29 November 1915.

Preceded by
João Pinheiro Chagas
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1915
Succeeded by
Afonso Costa