António Marques Mendes
Born in, Porto, Paranhos, he is a son of Joaquim Marques Mendes (Fornos de Algodres, Figueiró da Granja, March 3, 1892 – Porto, Paranhos, January 19, 1941), Director of Services in the Correios, Telégrafos e Telefones, and wife (m. Fafe, São Romão de Arões, April 20, 1933) Antónia Pereira da Costa Bastos (Fafe, São Romão de Arões, December 18, 1904 – Fafe, São Romão de Arões, October 2, 1990). He died in Porto in 2015.
He started his career as a lawyer.
Among other things he as a Co-Founder and a Member of the Social Democratic Party together with Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Joaquim Magalhães Mota, Carlos Mota Pinto, João Bosco Mota Amaral, Alberto João Jardim and António Barbosa de Melo of then Popular Democratic Party. He became Mayor of the Municipal Chamber of Fafe, Deputy to the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic and also a Representative at the European Parliament for his Party.
He married at Fafe, São Romão de Arões, on November 29, 1956 Maria Isabel Gonçalves, born in Fafe, Cepães, on July 10, 1933, an Elementary School teacher, daughter of Gervásio Gonçalves (Fafe, Cepães, Carreira, June 1, 1905 – Guimarães, Creixomil, May 19, 1993), an Industrialist, and first wife (m. Felgueiras, Felgueiras, June 25, 1928) Isabel Teixeira (Felgueiras, Jugueiras, October 11, 1902 – August 22, 1980). They are the parents of Luís Marques Mendes.
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