Alexandru Lahovary

Alexandru Lahovary (Romanian: Alexandru N. Lahovari; August 16, 1841 – March 4, 1897) was a member of the Romanian aristocracy, a politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Justice, Minister of Agriculture, Industry, Trade and Property, Minister of Public Works and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Romania.

Alexandru Lahovary
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Minister of Justice
In office
April 20, 1870 – December 14, 1870
MonarchCarol I of Romania
In office
October 25, 1873 – March 30, 1876
Minister of Agriculture, Industry, Trade and Property
In office
November 12, 1888 – March 22, 1889
MonarchCarol I of Romania
Minister of Public Works
In office
March 29, 1889 – November 3, 1889
MonarchCarol I of Romania
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Romania
In office
November 5, 1889 – February 15, 1891
MonarchCarol I of Romania
Preceded byPetre P. Carp
Succeeded byConstantin Esarcu
In office
November 27, 1891 – October 3, 1895
Preceded byConstantin Esarcu
Succeeded byDimitrie Sturdza
Personal details
Born(1841-08-16)August 16, 1841
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
DiedMarch 4, 1897(1897-03-04) (aged 55)
Paris, France

Life and political careerEdit

Alexandru Lahovary was the brother of Ioan Lahovary, who served as foreign minister within the Royal government and General Iacob Lahovary, who also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Minister of War.[1] He was born to the noble boyar family of Nicolae and Eufrosina Lahovary from Râmnicu Vâlcea (maybe related to the House of Lackovic). After being tutored by private teachers, he moved to Paris to teach. In Paris, he also completed his doctoral studies in 1865. In July 1867, he entered foreign service and from July 30 until October 11, 1867, he was the general secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lahovary was then appointed the Minister of Justice and served in this capacity for two terms: from April 20 through December 14, 1870, and October 25, 1873, until March 30, 1876. From November 12, 1888, until March 22, 1889, he was Minister of Agriculture, Industry, Trade and Property and from March 29 through November 3, 1889, he served as the Minister of Public Works. His last ministerial position was at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held the office for two terms from November 5, 1889, until February 15, 1891, and from November 27, 1891, until October 3, 1895.

Lahovary died on March 4, 1897, in Paris. A State College of Alexandru Lahovari in Râmnicu Vâlcea is named after the diplomat.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lahovary, Alexandru Em. Memorialisticâ Diplomaticâ [Diplomatic Memoirs] (PDF). Romania. p. 19. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  2. ^ "Colegiul National Alexandru Lahovari". Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-09-08.