Michail Stasinopoulos

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Michail Stasinopoulos
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President of the Third Hellenic Republic (interim)
In office
18 December 1974 – 19 June 1975
Preceded by Phaedon Gizikis (Military Junta)
Succeeded by Konstantinos Tsatsos
Personal details
Born (1903-07-27)27 July 1903
Kalamata, Greece
Died 31 October 2002(2002-10-31) (aged 99)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party New Democracy

Michail Stasinopoulos (Greek: Μιχαήλ Στασινόπουλος; 27 July 1903 – 31 October 2002) was a Greek jurist. He served as the interim President of the Third Hellenic Republic between 18 December 1974 and 19 June 1975.

Biography[edit]

He studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and was awarded a Ph.D in Law in 1934. In 1937 he was appointed Associate Professor of Administrative Law at Athens University and in 1943 became a Professor at the Panteion University, where he served as rector from 1951 to 1958.

From 1951 to 1953, he was President of the Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi. In 1952 he served as caretaker Minister to the Prime Minister's Office and Labour Minister in the Government of Dimitrios Kiousopoulos and in 1958 he was Minister for the Presidency in the Government of Konstantinos Georgakopoulos. In 1929, he was accepted into the Council of State, having come first in the entrance examination, and served as President of this body between 1966 and 1969.

In the Greek legislative election, 1974, Michail Stasinopoulos became a Member of Parliament in the nationwide ticket of the New Democracy party. When a referendum (8 December 1974) established Greece as a Republic, Michail Stasinopoulos was elected as interim President of the Republic by a majority in the Hellenic Parliament. He served as Head of State from 18 December 1974 until 20 June 1975, that is, until the final shaping of the new regime by the revisionary national assembly. Michail Stasinopoulos died on 31 October 2002.

Writings[edit]

Michail Stasinopoulos was a prolific writer. His literary work first appeared in the magazine "The Muse" (1920-1923). He published many scientific articles and literary works, as well as translations of French poetry and prose. In 1968 he was elected to the Athens Academy as a full member and in 1969 and 1970 he was put forward by the President of the French Council of State, René Cassin, as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.[citation needed]

Political offices
Preceded by
Phaedon Gizikis
(Under the Junta)
President of Greece
1974–1975
Succeeded by
Konstantinos Tsatsos
Legal offices
Preceded by
Charilaos Mitrelias
President of the Council of State
1966–1969
Succeeded by
Alexandros Dimitsas