He was born in Tripoli, Greece, he studied law at the University of Athens. In 1915 he became a military court judge. In 1923 he left the military justice system with the rank of colonel. He subsequently served, until 1951, as lecturer in law in his former university.
In 1928 he joined the People's Party. From November 1935 to August 1936 he served as an under secretary in the cabinets of Konstantinos Demertzis and Ioannis Metaxas respectively. He was Minister for Education from August 1936 to November 1938 under Metaxas.
In 1948 he became President of the Greek Red Cross.
He died in Athens.
| Prime Minister of Greece
5 March–17 May 1958